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.

Produce company fined $300,000 for unsafe systems of work - 1.3.21

Zerella Holdings Pty Ltd, a fresh produce business, has been convicted and fined $300,000 by the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) after a worker was dragged into a water pit with a moving agitator in October 2017, resulting in serious and ongoing impairment. The male worker was injured while... Read more.

Degloving incident costs Mildura juice company $30,000 - 14.12.20

Lencia Fruit Juices Pty Ltd, a Mildura drinks manufacturer, has been convicted and fined $30,000 after a worker’s hand was dragged into an unguarded bottling machine in June 2019. The drinks manufacturer was found guilty of failing to provide or maintain plant that was safe and without risks to... Read more.