An electrical company and its director have been fined $81,000 after “failures in the workplace” led to the death of fourth-year apprentice electrician, Derick Suratin.
The 48-year-old man, from Morphettville, was found unresponsive on the roof of the Aberfoyle Hub Shopping Centre, in Adelaide’s south, just before 10pm Friday.
An electrician who injured his back helping to carry a 400-kilogram switchboard has been awarded almost $1.3 million for injuries he sustained while working for Canberra electrical provider ActewAGL.
One of the main contractors on the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link Project has been fined $150,000 for failing to provide a safe workplace after a worker suffered electrical burns to 38 per cent of their body.
The 29-year-old was working in the roof space of a beauty salon on King William Road when he received an electric shock and was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
The heartbroken sister of a Kilsyth electrician who died at work has remembered him as a selfless, hardworking brother who would do anything to support his young family.
A Toowoomba concreting business and its sole director have been fined a total of $42,500 in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court for unsafe electrical practices, exposing people to risk of serious injury or death.
Solar 2.0 Pty Ltd has been charged with two breaches of section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to maintain a working environment that was safe and without risks to health.
The St Patrick’s College community is in mourning for a former Ballarat man who was killed after a workplace accident on the Bellarine Peninsula last week.
A South Australian electrical company that employed two supervisors who doused an apprentice in petrol before setting his clothes on fire has been fined $15,000.
A 49-year-old Gordonvale man has died and two men are in hospital after a crane came into contact with powerlines at a workplace in Far North Queensland.