Electrical company fined over worker’s death - 10.2.15
The Bunbury Magistrates Court has fined a local electrical contracting company and one of its employees a total of $44,800, following a 2013 incident, where an 18-year-old trades assistant was electrocuted while working on a roof. The company was fined $38,000 after pleading guilty to failing to provide and... Read more.
Alleged safety breach halts Sydney convention centre construction - 27.11.14
Work at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour came to a halt after more than 40 electricians refused to do non-emergency work citing a potentially fatal electrical safety breach. According to reports, workers of the major electrical contractors Stowe Australia and Fredon opted to stop working after a meeting... Read more.
28 workers killed in a month - 25.11.14
Safe Work Australia’s monthly notifiable fatalities report shows 28 Australian workers were killed while at work during the month of August this year. This is the highest number of monthly recorded fatalities this year. Of the 28 fatalities, 19 were male workers, 1 female worker, 5 male bystanders and... Read more.
Work-related injuries and illnesses on the decline - 21.11.14
Finally some good news! Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the number of people experiencing a work-related injury or illness has continued to decline. “Overall, the rate of injury is a bit over four per cent, and today’s figures confirm that work-related injury rates have... Read more.
Food company fined for worker’s crush injury - 19.11.14
A food processing company was fined $10,500 plus costs for inadequate guarding which caused crush injury to a worker. The company was prosecuted for breaching the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2012 (SA) by failing to ensure that appropriate guarding was in place to prevent workers from being injured.... Read more.