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Isolation and machine guarding paramount - 19.3.20

WorkSafe is reminding businesses to go back to basics before allowing workers to operate dangerous machinery. The message comes after Oak Lane Chaff Limited was fined $260,000 at the Hastings District Court last Friday. The sentencing follows an August 2018 incident in which a worker was dragged into the... Read more.

Worker killed in conveyor belt incident north of Brisbane - 13.3.20

A man has died after he was trapped in a conveyor belt at a workplace in south east Queensland. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon. Police and emergency services were called to a business in Narangba, north of Brisbane just after midday. Queensland ambulance paramedics said the man in... Read more.

Eliminate risks associated with using plants, reminds QLD safety regulator - 4.3.20

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland released an incident alert after a worker suffered a serious injury when his arm was caught in a hopper. Initial investigation reveals the open hopper contained metal shafts and stainless-steel rods that rotated to mix dough ingredients. To prevent a similar incident, Queensland’s safety... Read more.

Kitchen manufacturer fined $60K for amputated fingers - 24.2.20

Kitchen manufacturer Oliver Projects has been convicted and fined $60,000 and ordered to pay costs of $4,248 after a cabinet maker severed three fingers while cutting panels. The Dandenong Magistrates’ Court found that the kitchen manufacturer failed to provide or maintain safe systems of work and, despite engaging an... Read more.

Tyre recycling company fined $80K over young worker’s injuries - 14.10.19

A company has been fined $80,000 after a young worker was injured when his arm was dragged into a conveyer belt and crushed. The operator of a tyre recycling facility pleaded guilty in the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court last Thursday for breaching occupational safety laws of failing to provide a working environment... Read more.