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.
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A tree removal company has been fined more than $2 million over the death of a worker who was killed when using a defective woodchipping machine.
Joshua Wargent had previously spoken about his passion for working in the solar industry.
A Melbourne company has been fined after an employee was injured when they were struck by a 200kg load of steel beams.
A transport company has been convicted and fined $75,000 after a worker suffered an electric shock when a mobile crane struck overhead power lines at a Dromana construction site.
EnergyAustralia has been fined $1.5 million after a veteran Yallourn power station employee suffered fatal burns in an electrical explosion.
A boilermaker has been remembered as a “gentle and loving” person, after he was killed at work near Ararat.
A stone importer has been convicted and fined $475,000 after a worker was fatally crushed at a Dingley Village warehouse in April 2020.
A Victorian company that manufactures reinforced concrete products has been fined $30,000 after a worker’s hand got caught in a machine at its Kilmore workplace, resulting in serious injury.
Teachers are being abused by parents and students at an alarming rate and are more likely to be assaulted than the average worker.
A young man has suffered serious injuries after falling 25 meters from a boardwalk at Coolum Beach.
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.
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.
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.
A union is pushing for a spate of delivery driver deaths to be probed by the state coroner, saying “deadly pressure” was being placed on workers.