Workplace deaths increase for the first time in more than a decade - 19.10.20
The rate of fatal workplace injuries has increased for the first time since 2007, according to recent Safe Work Australia figures. The figures show 183 workers died during 2019, 38 more than in 2018, with the biggest increases coming in transport (58 compared to 38) and across NSW (61... Read more.
SafeWork warns businesses of the risk of electric shock or electrocution where electrical supply has not been de-energised - 1.10.20
SafeWork SA is reminding businesses of the risk of electric shock or electrocution where electrical supply has not been de-energised. Two separate incidents in less than one month prompted SafeWork SA to issue the safety reminder. A plumber was fatally electrocuted when installing a hot water system at a... Read more.
New Zealand meat manufacturer fined after worker lost four fingers - 17.9.20
A New Zealand meat manufacturer has been sentenced for health and safety failures after a worker lost four fingers in a processing machine. The company was sentenced at the Christchurch District Court this week following the incident in March 2019. The worker was cleaning the machine when he reached... Read more.
Melbourne recycling company fined over separate incidents that left workers injured - 26.8.20
PowerPoint Presentation A Melbourne recycling company has been fined $115,000 after workers were injured in two separate incidents. The company has been convicted and fined in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on August 7 following their guilty plea to four charges. The recycling company was fined $50,000 for two charges... Read more.
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.