A Burdekin sugar cane farmer has been fined $35,000 after one of his workers suffered serious burns in a cane fire. The worker required multiple skin grafts following the incident on a Jarvisfield farm on August 19, 2017.
Month: August 2019
An operator was driving a load haul dump (LHD) vehicle in an underground roadway at Mannering Colliery when a damaged roof support strap entered the open cab and hit the operator in the head.
A $90,000 penalty has been imposed on a company after an employee had his hand amputated due to a workplace incident.
A child has died after a horror workplace incident in western Queensland. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHS) were alerted to the death of a girl at a workplace incident in Roma at 8.50pm Tuesday. It is understood she was a seven-year-old girl who was crushed by a tyre in a storage shed while she was playing.
A man has been convicted and fined $3500 for assaulting a WorkSafe inspector at a construction site in Elwood, Victoria.
A subcontractor has died after falling from a ladder at a residential construction site at Rutherglen, in Victoria’s north-east.
More than 100,000 serious workplace injuries still occur every year. These range from mental stress, to trips and falls, to collisions with objects.
Official workplace fatality figures from 2017 showed there were 43 deaths in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector that year, just three fewer than the 46 deaths in the transport and warehousing industry — yet agriculture employs half the number of people.
ATTA Quality Training Pty Ltd was convicted in Sunshine Magistrates Court after it pleaded guilty to 14 charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 of knowingly providing false information.