Authorities are investigating a gas leak at a salmon processing plant in southern Tasmania that resulted in 20 people being taken to hospital.
This day has been coming for some time. Still, a decision this week has sent dread around the boardrooms of Australia. In a first for Western Australia, a director of a small shed-building business has just been sentenced to serve actual jail time (not a suspended sentence) after the tragic death of a worker.
Five charges have been laid over the death of a 30-year-old worker who was crushed and killed by an excavator bucket in 2019 — including two charges against the company director and another charge against an employee.
A small-business owner in Esperance has become the first person in Western Australia to be jailed for gross negligence, after the death of a young worker last year and serious injuries to another.
A man has been taken to hospital after his leg was trapped in rock crushing machinery in Sydney’s west.
A man has died at a business north of Adelaide this morning, police say.
Dandy Premix Concrete Pty Ltd was sentenced in the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court last Monday after being found guilty on 15 April of failing to provide a safe workplace by failing to take reasonably practicable steps to eliminate the risk of powered mobile machines colliding with pedestrians.
A man has been killed in a tragic workplace accident at Ingham’s chicken factory at Burton, in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, after a truck hit the employee.
A company has been fined $150,000 after one of its apprentice workers suffered serious injury from an arc flash explosion at a Sydney KFC in 2017.
A structural engineering company has been fined $225,000 after three workers were injured when a tower crane collapsed onto an apartment block in Wolli Creek.
Lockdown-fuelled demand for take-out meals has brought throngs of new delivery riders onto streets around the world, but in Australia the boom has also seen tragedy with a spate of road deaths highlighting the plight of couriers.
Building company Gran Designs WA Pty Ltd has been fined a total of $175,000 over the 2017 death of a contract worker in the South-West town of Yarloop.