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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.

WorkCover: Ensure safety in working around electricity and powerlines - 22.1.14

WorkCover NSW reminded workers to observe safety when working with electricity and powerlines after a recent analysis revealed that there had been two electrocutions and 14 electric shocks in a recent 12-month period. The WorkCover analysis covers data from August 2012 to August 2013. “In one instance, a worker... Read more.

Dozens of crush injuries prompts call for vigilance - 16.1.14

Almost four dozen people have suffered crush injuries at work, WorkCover NSW research has revealed. The study shows in the 12 months from August 2012, 46 incidents occurred whilst people were working around large machinery or heavy vehicles. In light of the increasing prevalence of crush injuries WorkCover NSW... Read more.