A Queensland construction company and its director have been fined after a worker injured his back falling through a garbage chute opening on a building site.
In Walker v Greenmountain Food Processing Pty Ltd  QSC 329, the Supreme Court of Queensland found in favour of an injured worker who climbed onto a roof to inspect a boiler failure, at nightfall after drinking alcohol. He was awarded over $960,000 and his damages were not reduced for contributory negligence.
A man has survived falling as high as 10 metres from aluminium roofing at a worksite in south-west Sydney.
Emergency services were called to the construction site on Helles Avenue in Moorebank just after 8am today.
A 25-year-old woman who fell from a carnival ride in Far North Queensland late on Saturday is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.
A 23-year-old apprentice worker has died and two others have been injured after a glass roof collapsed at a construction site at Curtin University in Western Australia.
A tyre company and one of its directors have been fined a total of $70,000 (and ordered to pay $1,071 in costs) for failing to provide a safe work environment at their Malaga tyre outlet.
A Queensland construction company and its director are facing court after a worker injured his back falling through a garbage chute opening on a building site.
A construction company has been issued five “fall from height” improvement notices since a carpenter fell more than three metres and died on its watch.
An underground miner has been seriously injured in an accident at a gold mine in Western Australia.
A man has suffered critical injuries after falling 3m off a roof at Wahroonga Public School on Sydney’s north shore. Emergency services have described it as a “workplace accident”.
A solar company has been ordered to fork over more than $14,000 for shoddy safety measures after a worker fell to his death in Melbourne.
A construction company has been convicted and fined $450,000 after a worker tragically plunged three metres and was impaled in a steel bar at a worksite in Sydney’s north.
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.
One man is dead and another seriously injured after falling several metres in workplace accident in WA’s south-east.
A man is in a serious condition after being crushed by a 300kg crate of glass in Sydney’s southwest.