164 Australian workers killed in 2016 - 9.12.16
Latest figures from Safe Work Australia show as at 7 December, 164 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016. Transport, postal & warehousing workplaces have emerged as the most fatal, with 59 fatalities so far, followed by Agriculture, forestry & fishing workplaces with 39 fatalities. The figures show 25... Read more.
Safe System of Work VS SWMS: Are they the same? - 2.11.16
An organisation’s dedication to creating a safe workplace helps ensure that everyone gets to go home safe at the end of each day. In 2015, 195 Australian workers did not return home from work. Granted fatality rates have declined, with the 2015 death toll being the lowest since records... Read more.
Man found dead on roof of Melbourne house - 5.9.16
WorkSafe is investigating after a man was found dead on the roof of a house 10km east of Melbourne. The man’s body was found on the roof of a house which was undergoing renovations on Toorak Road on Wednesday about 7.00pm, police said. According to reports, the man in... Read more.
Company fined for electrician’s burn injuries - 22.7.16
A WA company has been fined $60,000 for exposing a worker to a hazard during an arc flash incident at Atlas Iron’s Wodgina iron ore project in Pilbara. The incident happened on 9 November 2013. An electrician was replacing components within a switch room at the mine when he... Read more.
Man’s hand trapped in machinery - 20.7.16
Emergency crews attended a workplace incident at a North Sydney business where a man’s arm got trapped in machinery. The man, aged in his 20s, was working with machinery on Thursday at about 11.00am when the incident took place. Crews managed to free the man after a short while... Read more.