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Victorian meat processor fined for severe hand injury - 17.8.20

Diamond Valley Pork, a pork processor based in Laverton, Victoria, has been convicted and fined $130,000 for failing to adequately guard plant, after a worker was seriously injured when his arm became trapped in a waste chute in January 2019. The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court heard the worker was operating... Read more.

WA company found guilty of gross negligence - 15.7.20

A waste recycling company was found guilty of gross negligence over an incident in 2016 where a labour hire worker’s arm was amputated at the shoulder. The company was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment for a labour hire worker in the Perth... Read more.

Company fined $293,000 after worker’s hand trapped in machinery - 6.7.20

A company has been fined $293,000 after a worker’s hand was trapped in machinery for 10 minutes in a horror workplace injury. The female employee has likely lost the full use of her hand after getting it caught in a chain at a Napier meat processing business. She will... Read more.

New safety film highlights arc flash danger - 18.5.20

A new case study film launched through video conference by Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office (ESO) highlights the dangers posed by an arc flash. The film, Arc Flash Safety – Mark’s Story, tells the story of an experienced electrician who talks about how his life changed following an incident at... Read more.

Safe Work Australia updates fatality figures - 1.4.20

New statistics from Safe Work Australia show as at 26 March, there have been 43 Australian workers killed at work in 2020, with Transport Postal and Warehousing emerging as the most fatal industry. The Transport Postal and Warehousing has recorded 17 work-related fatalities so far this year. The construction industry comes second... Read more.