As a Melbourne grocery worker screamed in pain with her hand stuck in a meat mincer, her manager told her to stop scaring customers.
Fines & Breaches
A Seymour car dealership has been fined $40,000 after a worker suffered skull fractures and bleeding on the brain following an incident involving a forklift.
The bus company once responsible for a third of Melbourne’s services has been fined for discrimination against a worker.
A Moree based agribusiness has been convicted and fined $40,000 after two workers, including one European backpacker, were hurt at one of the company’s properties when part of a trench collapsed in 2017.
A Tasmanian transport company has been fined $45,000 after it polluted a creek in the state’s northwest, killing fish.
A woman who lost her partner in a workplace incident – which could have been prevented if safety gear was hired for $700 – has implored employers to put the safety of their workers above all else.
A young woman has been left with horrific injuries after her arm was crushed in a roller at work.
Elite Portables and PSH Holdings director Paul Jeffrey Hansen fined in Toowoomba Magistrates Court after worker was seriously injured
An employee of a Toowoomba business lost four toes in a workplace incident two years ago, with the company and its director copping a hefty fine after facing court.
In two separate cases, the NSW District Court has handed down large fines in fatality matters.
WorkSafe announced it filed charges against the body corporate of St. Basil’s Age Care, over alleged breaches to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, following the deadly Covid outbreak at its Fawkner residential aged care facility in 2020. The charges are set to be heard in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court next Monday on August 1.
Just 17 days after a labourer was electrocuted and another seriously burned, four other roof workers fell four metres onto concrete ground at a nearby Sydney site.
A recent New South Wales (NSW) Supreme Court decision dealt with the issue of an employee who claimed damages after suffering severe injuries while traveling home from his workplace.
A Hamilton nursery has been fined $52,000 after a worker was seriously injured while using a machine.
A timber firm has been fined over $262,000 after the death of a worker in an accident at its sawmill in the NSW central west.
The managing director of a recycling plant where a worker’s arm was torn off at the socket has been handed a $70,000 fine over the incident.