Thousands of JBS Dinmore workers have been evacuated after a major ammonia leak in the cold room at the slaughterhouse and processing plant.
Cedar Meats, the Victorian abattoir at the centre of a major coronavirus outbreak last year, has been fined $15,000 after one of their employees crushed her arm during a shift.
A man has died following a tragic workplace accident at a poultry processing plant in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.
A man has died in a workplace accident at an abattoir in WA’s south-west – the second workplace fatality at the site this year.
In light of extensive reductions to staff numbers across Victoria’s abattoirs and after 45 employees of JBS Brooklyn, an abattoir in Melbourne’s west, refused to return to work out of fears for their safety following a COVID-19 outbreak, PETA has written to the union with an offer to cover the cost of re-training staff in the nonviolent profession of floral design.
The workplace watchdog on Wednesday confirmed it had launched an investigation into Cedar Meats as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases from the Brooklyn meatworks climbed to 88.
An investigation is now underway after a man died following a workplace accident at an abattoir in Cowaramup on Tuesday morning, February 4.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHS Queensland) is investigating an incident from August 2019 where a young worker suffered serious hand injuries at a meat processing plant in Brisbane. It is believed the worker’s hand was severed while he was operating a guillotine-style slicing machine used to cut frozen meat.