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FORKLIFT INCIDENT FINES

FORKLIFT INCIDENT FINES

A Sydney bus driver has been caught on video taking his hands off the wheel several times as he toys with his mobile phone along a major motorway. At one point he accelerates from a standing start without even lifting his eyes. The footage, obtained by Nine News, was…

BURNS INJURY

BURNS INJURY

Worker suffers serious burns in industrial accident A man suffered serious burns when he was sprayed with scalding liquid at a factory in Laverton North. The 41-year-old man was on a ladder trying to unblock a pipe, when the ladder slipped, tearing off a pressure…

MAN DIES AFTER FALL

MAN DIES AFTER FALL

a 24-year-old man died in hospital last Monday morning after he fell three metres at a Highett tile retailer on the previous Friday evening. He had been on life support after surgery. WorkSafe is investigating the incident which happened at a business in Wickham…

FORKLIFT INCIDENT FINES

FORKLIFT INCIDENT FINES

Forklift incident and prosecutions prompt safety warning Three companies have been prosecuted in the past week for incidents involving forklifts. Also this week, a man who was struck by a forklift at Morwell has undergone surgery at the Latrobe Valley Hospital. The…

FINE FOR FARMER

FINE FOR FARMER

Farm vehicle prosecutions A Werribee vegetable grower has been convicted and fined $80,000, following an incident where a woman was run over and killed by a truck reversing from a machinery shed. In addition, a man who ran a labour hire company which supplied workers…

CROC ATTACK INVESTIGATION

CROC ATTACK INVESTIGATION

WorkSafe WA to investigate crocodile attack Worksafe WA will probably investigate a crocodile attack in the Kimberley because the victim was at work at the time. The young worker was getting out of a fresh-water pool at Talbot Bay, about 200 kilometres North of…

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FALL DIES

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FALL DIES

A Kilmore man had been seriously injured after falling 2.4m at a housing estate in Doreen on June 28. Tragically, the worker died of his injuries on Friday July 6. According to WorkSafe, three of Victorias eight work-related deaths this year have been as a result of…

WORKING IN HEAT WARNING

WORKING IN HEAT WARNING

WorkCover NSW warned workers to take precautions when the Australian Bureau of Meteorology recently forecast hot weather conditions in NSW. Employers and workers, especially those working in heat-related conditions, need to remain vigilant to the risks of working in…

3 DIE IN LEAD UP TO XMAS

3 DIE IN LEAD UP TO XMAS

There were three confirmed worker fatalities in Victoria over four days last week, prompting WorkSafe to issue an urgent plea for workplaces to make safety their priority in the lead-up to the end of year break. The three deaths were: • a 50-year-old man who died in…

FARMING FATALITIES

FARMING FATALITIES

There were three fatalities in Victoria in the space of five days: the first was a farmer who died on Sunday November 3 after his ute rolled down an embankment at Noorat, in Victoria’s South West. The second was a 71-year-old farmer who was crushed by a grain auger at…

FINES FOR FORKLIFT INCIDENTS

FINES FOR FORKLIFT INCIDENTS

Three companies have been prosecuted in the past week for incidents involving forklifts. Also this week, a man who was struck by a forklift at Morwell has undergone surgery at the Latrobe Valley Hospital. The man, a truck driver, was standing near the front of his…

NEW LAWS IN NSW

New work health and safety (WHS) laws replaced the occupational health and safety (OHS) laws in NSW on 1 January 2012. These new laws will provide greater consistency, certainty and clarity across Australia making it easier to understand your workplace health and…

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