28 workers killed in a month - 25.11.14
Safe Work Australia’s monthly notifiable fatalities report shows 28 Australian workers were killed while at work during the month of August this year. This is the highest number of monthly recorded fatalities this year. Of the 28 fatalities, 19 were male workers, 1 female worker, 5 male bystanders and... Read more.
Work-related injuries and illnesses on the decline - 21.11.14
Finally some good news! Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the number of people experiencing a work-related injury or illness has continued to decline. “Overall, the rate of injury is a bit over four per cent, and today’s figures confirm that work-related injury rates have... Read more.
Food company fined for worker’s crush injury - 19.11.14
A food processing company was fined $10,500 plus costs for inadequate guarding which caused crush injury to a worker. The company was prosecuted for breaching the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2012 (SA) by failing to ensure that appropriate guarding was in place to prevent workers from being injured.... Read more.
Toddler fatally injured in forklift incident - 12.11.14
A two-year-old child died after being hit by a forklift which was accidentally set in motion. The incident happened on Saturday 8 November at a rural property at Lynford, in the Brisbane area. The forklift has since been seized by police. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is currently investigating... Read more.
142 Australians killed at work this year - 7.11.14
Recent figures from Safe Work Australia indicate 142 Australian workers have been killed while at work this year. According to the statistics, the transport, postal & warehousing industry has recorded the highest number of workplace deaths with 39 fatalities. The agriculture, forestry & fishing industry comes second with 31... Read more.