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.
Second case was identified on 26 April, but workers say they were not offered masks until 30 April
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.
A man in his 60’s has been flown to hospital from a Lockyer Valley workplace after being trapped by his arms in a meat slicer at a business west of Brisbane.
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.
A Queensland man has had part of his hand re-attached after it was severed during a horror workplace incident.
A horror death at Western Meat Exporters in Charleville has sparked a Workplace Health and Safety investigation.