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.
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The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of an employee with 30 years’ service and a satisfactory safety record after the employee breached a key safety protocol in which he had received adequate training.
An underground miner has been seriously injured in an accident at a gold mine in Western Australia.
A contractor at a nickel mine in Western Australia’s south east has been fined $11,000 after a machine loaded with pipes rolled and almost injured his daughter and another employee.
Four men remain dangerously ill on ventilators in a Brisbane hospital with burns covering their torsos and inundating their airways after an underground explosion tore through a Moranbah mine in one of the state’s worst mining accidents in decades.
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 Penrith manufacturer has copped a heavy fine after a worker was seriously injured on the job.
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.
A qualified carpenter working on a Gold Coast house has been fined $20,000 over a workplace incident which left his apprentice with a fractured leg.
The mining industry was exempt from industrial manslaughter laws three years ago but now Queensland’s Mines Minister wants it included, so senior safety officers could be jailed for up to 20 years if a worker is killed on the job.
One of the most serious breaches of workplace health and safety laws involves reckless conduct. In most states, including Queensland, reckless conduct that exposes an employee to a risk of death or serious injury is a category 1 offence and comes with penalties of up to $3,000,000 for body corporates and five years’ imprisonment for an individual. What constitutes recklessness has recently been considered in the Industrial Court of Queensland (ICQ).
Five workers have been hospitalised after being injured when scaffolding collapsed on a worksite in Melbourne’s north this afternoon.
A tradesman has died after sustaining fatal injuries in a work place accident involving a scissor lift at a worksite in Melbourne.
A cleaning company has been fined $30,000 after a worker was seriously injured after falling from a roof in Geelong.
Emergency services were called to the Curragh coal mine, 30 kilometres north of Blackwater, just before 4:30pm (local time) on Sunday.