Company’s appeal on $375,000 fine dismissed - 17.9.15

The Court of Appeal dismissed a Dingley-based engineering company’s appeal over fines imposed for different work safety incidents. The company pleaded guilty in the County Court in August to two charges of failing to provide or maintain plant and systems of work that were so far as reasonably practicable,... Read more.

WA farm fined after worker’s fingers amputated - 24.8.15

A WA farming company and a director were fined a total of $35,000 in the Moora Magistrates Court last week, following a workplace incident in which an employee had parts of three fingers amputated by an auger hopper. The company and the director both pleaded guilty to failing to... Read more.

Adequate machine guarding is a must - 16.7.15

Nelson Pine Industries Limited has been fined $45,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $10,000 after one of its workers was injured while trying to clear a log jam on a conveyor belt by hand. The worker was trying to clear a log jam in August 2014 when he... Read more.

Electrical company fined over worker’s death - 10.2.15

The Bunbury Magistrates Court has fined a local electrical contracting company and one of its employees a total of $44,800, following a 2013 incident, where an 18-year-old trades assistant was electrocuted while working on a roof. The company was fined $38,000 after pleading guilty to failing to provide and... Read more.

Alleged safety breach halts Sydney convention centre construction - 27.11.14

Work at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour came to a halt after more than 40 electricians refused to do non-emergency work citing a potentially fatal electrical safety breach. According to reports, workers of the major electrical contractors Stowe Australia and Fredon opted to stop working after a meeting... Read more.