Vic apprentice dies in confined space - 8.10.18

A 20-year-old apprentice has died while working inside an open-ended tank in Melbourne Thursday morning. It is believed the man was working with power tools at a Cranbourne West business when he was overcome with fumes in the confined space, about 10am, WorkSafe Victoria said in a statement. An investigation to... Read more.

Inadequate machine guarding leads to hand amputation - 28.9.18

Alliance Group Limited appeared in the Timaru District Court on Wednesday, after an incident where an inexperienced worker’s hand was amputated in a piece of machinery in March 2017. The worker had been employed at the plant for only five days and was left unsupervised on a task. Due to the... Read more.

Worker dies in Shepparton pipeworks incident - 25.9.18

A 25-year-old man has died after becoming caught in a conveyor belt at a concrete pipe manufacturing plant at Shepparton. It is believed the man was performing cleaning duties when he became entangled in the conveyor belt, at about 12.40pm this afternoon. WorkSafe is investigating. The incident brings the... Read more.

Melbourne recycling centre charged over missing machine guards - 17.9.18

A Coolaroo recycling centre is facing charges for allegedly removing guarding from a conveyor belt, leaving workers exposed to the risk of being crushed or entangled. The company faces two charges for contraventions of section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, for failing to maintain plant that was... Read more.

Sydney company fined after worker’s fingers severed - 7.8.18

A Sydney-based company and its director have been fined after a 51-year-old worker’s hand was crushed while cleaning machinery. All four of the worker’s fingers and thumb were severed when she placed her hand inside a pillow filling machine to clean it after use. Minister for Better Regulation Matt... Read more.