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Worker death toll mounting in 2017 - 2.2.17

Ten Australians have been killed at work so far this year, according to latest figures from Safe Work Australia. Transport, postal & warehousing workplaces have emerged as the most fatal, with five workplace deaths so far. The transport sector recorded a total of 64 deaths in 2016. The latest figures show... Read more.

Perth tyre recycling company fined after worker loses fingers in workplace incident - 23.1.17

A Perth-based tyre recycling company has been fined $80,000 following a workplace incident in which a worker’s fingers were amputated by a tyre shredder. The company was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday after pleading guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace, thus causing... Read more.

Labour hire company convicted after worker scalped by conveyor belt - 16.1.17

A labour hire company has been convicted after a backpacker worker was scalped by a conveyor belt in November 2015. The company pleaded guilty in the Shepparton Magistrates Court to one breach of the OHS Act 2004 for failing to provide a safe working environment by failing to provide... Read more.

Tragic start to 2017 as 5 Australian workers die on the job in less than a week - 10.1.17

Latest figures from Safe Work Australia show five Australian workers died on the job in the first week of 2017. It has been a tragic start to the New Year for the transport sector, with three workers losing their lives in less than a week. The industry recorded the... Read more.

Company convicted and fined after worker’s hand was skinned by machine - 12.12.16

A Geelong-based company was convicted and fined $26,000 in the Geelong Magistrates Court for failing to provide a safe working environment and failing to provide and maintain a plant that was safe and without risks to health. The packing and supply business was also ordered to pay costs of... Read more.