A worker fractured his skull after a fall but his “old-school” employer did not think that matter should have been reported, despite the injury putting the worker in hospital for a week, a court has heard.
Fines & Breaches
A woman bullied so severely while working for the ACT Government that she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has won her discrimination battle.
Former radio announcer Scott McBain has been denied compo for back pain after he was secretly filmed delivering sausages to his daughter.
A Gympie workplace health and safety accident that left a senior employee with two fractured legs has left a timber business with a big bill to pay
A small business owner is facing the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to gross negligence that resulted in the death of a young worker on Western Australia’s south coast last year.
In 2018 a supermarket worker was moving a two metre high bakery trolley which had been loaded with bread products from the bakery of the supermarket.
Australia’s second largest gold producer Northern Star Resources Ltd was fined a total of $150,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on 8 March 2021, after two workers were injured in a vehicle collision underground.
Almost the entire political class would prefer to ignore an ongoing criminal investigation into the Victorian government for its inept handling of hotel quarantine that led to nearly 800 deaths, Peta Crelin writes.
Developments late last week confirm that the Victorian government — including Premier Daniel Andrews — is under investigation for indictable criminal offences. The investigation by WorkSafe Victoria relates to the failed hotel quarantine program of 2020 and alleged breaches of health and safety laws.
On 31 August 2020, Mr McLean pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court to 10 charges of dishonesty in relation to a claim for compensation made under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003. On 19 November 2020, Mr McLean received a prison sentence for the offences. He appealed the decision in the District Court.
NT WorkSafe has charged a Darwin mobile crane hire company over a serious incident where two workers suffered crush injuries.
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.
A flooring business has been fined $35,000 and its director given a 12-month court ordered undertaking after it was found the company had failed to follow its own Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for a building project, putting public health at risk.
Two companies have been fined more than $750,000 after a worker who was trying to clear an industrial pile driver was crushed to death at an SA solar farm.
A Bentley school lunch and pre-packaged food supplier has been fined $30,000 after a bungled order sent a young girl into anaphylactic shock.