Sam Meintanis, the rail worker who was killed in last week’s fatal Wallan train derailment boarded the doomed locomotive just a few stops before tragedy struck, it has been revealed.
Dreamworld’s owners could be fined $3 million if prosecuted over the 2016 accident that killed four holidaymakers, whose families claim the theme park put profits ahead of safety.
One of the most serious breaches of workplace health and safety laws involves reckless conduct. In most states, including Queensland, reckless conduct that exposes an employee to a risk of death or serious injury is a category 1 offence and comes with penalties of up to $3,000,000 for body corporates and five years’ imprisonment for an individual. What constitutes recklessness has recently been considered in the Industrial Court of Queensland (ICQ).
According to the survey, low pay, a lack of hours and unsafe conditions are causing stress, marriage breakdown, financial hardship, horrific injuries and even near-death incidents for Jetstar workers.
Bob Horn, proprietor of Nambour Produce died on site at his store after falling six metres from a shed roof.
Three men have been charged over an attack that left a man with serious head injuries at a storage centre in Adelaide’s western suburbs this morning.
A kitchen manufacturer has been convicted and fined $60,000 after a cabinet maker had three fingers severed while cutting panels.
Queensland woman Nicole Funnell used to love heading into work each day – until a brutal attempted robbery during a shift ended her career and left her with lasting trauma.
An investigation is now underway after a man died following a workplace accident at an abattoir in Cowaramup on Tuesday morning, February 4.