A stonemasonry business has become the first company convicted under Victoria’s workplace manslaughter laws after causing the death of a worker who was fatally crushed at a Somerton factory.
Witnesses say teenage apprentices desperately tried to revive the 62-year-old man after he was crushed by a pallet jack at a western suburbs business.
On 23 January 2024 the National Operations Manager of a logistics business was sentenced to three years jail, ordered to pay $123,000 in legal costs and issued with an order prohibiting him from managing transport activities for 12 months upon his release from jail.
Two Victorian companies have been charged after a man suffered fatal head injuries in a workplace accident in 2022.
A Perth couple has slammed the fines imposed on two companies and a night shift supervisor over the death of their son at an underground mine in Western Australia’s Goldfields region
A WorkSafe investigation is underway after a 44-year-old man was found dead at a factory in Melbourne after the building became engulfed in flames following a chemical explosion.
A Victorian company has been fined $350,000 after a worker was killed in timber mill incident.
A man has died after reportedly being crushed by a truck at a work site at Victoria Point.
WorkSafe has charged a Swan Hill water tank manufacturer after a man was killed and another seriously injured in separate unloading incidents.
John Halls had seven hours left of a 96-hour shift left and had just driven two people home safely after their car broke down when he crashed into a tree at 100km/h.
A vehicle on board a tow truck rolled off and killed a 67-year-old man who was standing at its rear.
Western Australia’s WorkSafe commissioner says he hopes the state’s first jail sentence for gross negligence will act as a deterrent to other employers who do not take workplace safety seriously.
WorkSafe has charged a forklift operator following the death of another worker at a Corio warehouse in October 2021.