Former executives at France Télécom have been given prison sentences and fines after being found guilty of “institutional harassment” and creating a culture of routine workplace bullying that sparked a number of suicides at the company.
Month: December 2019
A man who allegedly built up illegal stockpiles of dangerous chemicals at five warehouses in Melbourne’s north has been hit with 55 charges and will face court in the new year.
Sixteen people are confirmed dead and another two are unaccounted for, presumed dead, after the eruption of White Island/Whakaari volcano on December 9. Twenty-six people remain in New Zealand and Australian hospitals, all with severe burns requiring complex surgery.
The company at the centre of a Brisbane workplace accident in which two men were crushed to death under a concrete slab has been hit with a tougher fine after an appeal.
A Campbellfield cardboard box manufacturer has been convicted and fined $55,000 after two workers’ hands were crushed in a new paper mill roller.
A federal judge has lashed the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) for using “bogus” safety claims to shut down three Sydney construction sites as he handed the union and two officials a combined $156,900 penalty.
The new law of State of Victoria incriminates businesses and officers whose negligent conduct leads to incidence of workplace death and they shall be guilty of workplace manslaughter. The partnership concern, corporate entities and associations shall be liable for fines of up to AU$ 16.5 million while sole traders and officers shall face 20 years of goal time.
WorkSafe Victoria has charged Big Hill Cranes, Cobram-based company A-1 Engineering and a New Zealand engineer after a 59-year-old man was crushed to death and another seriously injured when a condenser that had been craned into a shipping container fell at a decommissioned cheese factory on 6 December 2017.
This investigation will run in parallel to a health and safety WorkSafe investigation into the disaster, Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims announced on Tuesday.
The NSW Resources Regulator has welcomed the conviction of LD Operations Pty Ltd for failing to comply with a health and safety duty under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, following a serious injury to a worker at the Mannering Colliery at Doyalson.
The St Patrick’s College community is in mourning for a former Ballarat man who was killed after a workplace accident on the Bellarine Peninsula last week.
The 69-year-old died while fighting fires in eastern Victoria.
The DELWP contractor was working in a vehicle which rolled down an embankment.