Harvest safety warning issued after two workers suffered amputations - 14.12.15
Farmers and farm workers are warned of the risks associated with working with and around grain augers after two workers suffered amputations in recent workplace safety incidents. The first incident happened on 26 November at Lake Cargelligo. The victim, a 45-year-old male worker accessed an inspection hatch at the bottom... Read more.
Hot caustic solution injures worker at processing plant - 7.12.15
A worker suffered serious burns to his face and body while doing routine maintenance work on a processing plant in Western Australia. According to reports submitted by the Department of Mines and Petroleum WA, the injured worker was cleaning a screen box which was attached to a pipework below... Read more.
Queensland worker trapped in conveyor belt - 16.11.15
Emergency services were called to a property in southeast Queensland on Thursday morning to free a man after his arm became trapped in a conveyor belt. The man was working with machinery at a property 110 km from Brisbane at about 9am when the incident happened. He was transported... Read more.
Company fined after worker loses leg in a workplace incident - 28.9.15
A company has been fined $75,000 over an incident in 2013 that resulted to the amputation of a young worker’s leg. The chaff cutting company pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court of Launceston for failing to comply with health and safety duties, category two. According to ABC, the 19-year-old... Read more.
Man dies after becoming trapped in machine - 18.9.15
A man died Tuesday morning after becoming trapped in a machine at a Welshpool manufacturing company where he worked. Paramedics rushed to the scene shortly before 10.00am after reports the man’s arm was trapped in machinery. It is understood the man’s arm became trapped in a large industrial mixer.... Read more.