Kitchen manufacturer fined $60K for amputated fingers - 24.2.20

Kitchen manufacturer Oliver Projects has been convicted and fined $60,000 and ordered to pay costs of $4,248 after a cabinet maker severed three fingers while cutting panels. The Dandenong Magistrates’ Court found that the kitchen manufacturer failed to provide or maintain safe systems of work and, despite engaging an... Read more.

Tyre recycling company fined $80K over young worker’s injuries - 14.10.19

A company has been fined $80,000 after a young worker was injured when his arm was dragged into a conveyer belt and crushed. The operator of a tyre recycling facility pleaded guilty in the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court last Thursday for breaching occupational safety laws of failing to provide a working environment... Read more.

Hand amputation slaps meat processor with $90K fine - 28.8.19

A meat processor has been fined $90,000 after a worker’s hand was severed at its Brooklyn plant. JBS Australia Pty Ltd was convicted in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to failing, so far as reasonably practicable, to provide a safe working environment that was without risk to health,... Read more.

Worker injured in sawmill incident - 18.7.19

SafeWork NSW is investigating an incident in which a sawmiller was injured after being struck on the head by the rotating blade on a circular saw. SafeWork NSW said the Cessnock worker had stopped to clear a blockage but the saw had not stopped rotating. The worker was taken to... Read more.

Meat manufacturing company fined after failing to safely guard machinery - 7.6.19

A South Island meat manufacturing company’s failure to safely guard its machinery and properly train staff and has left one of its workers with serious injuries. Today Alliance Group Limited was sentenced at Invercargill District Court and fined $331,875 as a result of the January 2018 incident in which... Read more.