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Egg company fined after worker severs thumb - 23.5.22

Mainland Poultry Limited was sentenced today in the Papakura District Court, after a worker’s thumb was severed in October 2020. The south Auckland egg processing company has been fined $200,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $30,000 to the victim. While cleaning machinery, the worker’s thumb got caught between... Read more.

Qld highlights arc flash dangers in new film - 4.4.22

The Queensland Electrical Safety Office has released a new film highlighting the dangers of arc flash. Arc flash incidents occur frequently in Queensland, with the state recording the highest rate of incidents in Australia. In the past 11 years, there have been 47 serious incidents and one death. The... Read more.

Metro Trains fined after worker suffers arc flash injury - 28.3.22

The operator of Melbourne’s metropolitan rail system has been convicted and fined $100,000 after a worker suffered an electric shock while upgrading train lines in 2018. Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to a single charge of failing to ensure, so far as was reasonably practicable, that the... Read more.

Power station charged over workplace arc flash death - 17.1.22

WorkSafe Victoria has charged Energy Australia Yallourn Pty Ltd with three breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, following an incident which led to the death of an employee in 2018. The worker, Graeme Edwards, died in hospital after being severely burned by an arc flash that occurred while he... Read more.

Report: 194 people were fatally injured at work in 2020 - 1.11.21

Safe Work Australia has released the Key Work Health and Safety Statistics report, which provides an overview of national work-related fatality data for 2020 and workers compensation claims data for 2019–20. Each year, Safe Work Australia produces national work health and safety statistics, providing important evidence on the state of work health... Read more.