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Plastics manufacturer fined $75K for machine injury - 3.5.21

Icon Plastics has been convicted and fined $75,000 and ordered to pay costs of $70,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed by unguarded machinery at a Seaford factory in 2016. The plastics manufacturer was found guilty to one charge of failing to provide or maintain a safe system of... Read more.

Manufacturer and director fined a combined $60,000. - 6.4.21

A Campbellfield manufacturer and its director have been convicted and fined after a worker was injured in 2019. The company and director pleaded guilty in the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 29th March 2021 to two charges, each failing to provide or maintain safe systems of work and failing to... Read more.

Unlicensed gas work causes an explosion, injuring a worker. - 31.3.21

An explosion at a restaurant on 10 September 2019 has resulted in a worker receiving burns to 17% of his body, including his face and arms. The worker had trouble igniting a deep fryer gas appliance and unwittingly turned on the individual gas isolation valve for the unsealed pipe,... Read more.

Company fined after worker loses both legs in accident - 22.3.21

Gilmac Pty Ltd, a hay processing and exporting company, has pleaded guilty in the South Australia Employment Tribunal (SAET) for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA), after a worker’s legs were amputated below the knee in a hay press. In 2017, a worker was standing... Read more.

$235,000 in fines issued after quarry worker death - 15.3.21

A worker suffered fatal injuries in November 2018 when he was pulled into a conveyor’s tail pulley. The quarry operator and two employees pleaded guilty and were sentenced for failing to ensure risk to persons from quarrying operations was at an acceptable level. The worker was exposed to the... Read more.