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Electroplating machine death results in $300K fine - 11.10.21

Metal treatment business ACE Metal Treatment Services has been convicted and fined $300,000 following the death of a worker who became trapped in an electroplating machine at a Delacombe factory. The electroplater pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to maintain plant that was safe and without risks to... Read more.

Recycling company fined $70K following baler hand amputation - 7.10.21

Recycling business SKM Services Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined $70,000 after a worker’s hand was amputated at a Coolaroo factory. The company was charged with failing, as far as was reasonably practicable, to provide a safe workplace, and sentenced in Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 22 September. The... Read more.

Incident Information Release issued after three crush injuries - 5.10.21

NT WorkSafe has issued its first Incident Information Release (IIR), after three serious crush incident injuries involving machinery occurred over the last month. IIRs are designed to underscore that a serious incident has occurred; workplaces undertaking similar activities are reminded to stop and review their procedures. Bruce McKinley, Acting... Read more.

Labour company fined after worker killed at timber mill - 12.7.21

A labour hire company has been fined $50,000 and ordered to pay costs of $10,438 for failing to provide and maintain a safe system of work, after a worker died at a Benalla timber mill in 2018. The court heard that the worker, who was employed by Recruitment Select... Read more.

Conviction and fine after maintenance worker crushed - 21.6.21

An employee at a food manufacturer suffered a traumatic incident undertaking maintenance work while a machine was in operation, resulting in the company being convicted and fined $125,000. The Dandenong Magistrates Court heard that in January 2019, the worker crawled under a conveyor in a large warming chamber used to... Read more.