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.
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Parts of a crane have caused damage to luxury Main Beach tower PEARL, being developed by Raptis Group.
Two UK backpackers in their mid-20s received gruesome injuries including amputation while working at a Bundaberg farm owned by the world’s largest macadamia grower, a recent court report reveals.
A Derrimut industrial equipment supplier has been fined $41,500 after two workers narrowly avoided serious injury when the fuel tank they were working in caught fire in 2019.
Construction company Multiplex has been fined $150,000 over the death of a construction worker on one of its building sites five years ago.
Civil construction company Pipecon has been convicted and fined $550,000 for a workplace safety breach that killed two workers on a housing development in Ballarat.
A major police search is underway for the driver of a hit and run who killed one road worker and left another with life-threatening injuries before fleeing on foot.
Emergency crews were called to the scene at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre for the Chants Summer Carnival in Geelong at about 2pm on Saturday.
Two men have suffered serious electric shocks after a concrete pump struck an overhead powerline on a worksite in Surfers Paradise.
A banana farm worker in Queensland has successfully sued his employer for half a million dollars after he was injured by falling bananas.
A roofing truss company (Melbourne Truss) is accused of failing to provide a safe work environment after a well-loved tradie was killed by a falling beam at a Point Cook site.
The Transport Workers’ Union has blasted new figures which claim delivery rider injuries have decreased as just more smoke and mirrors, showing the NSW Government is running a public-relations protection racket for the gig companies to avoid regulating the industry.
A Queensland refinery worker is in hospital after falling from a significant height before coming into contact with dangerous caustic chemicals.
A small-business owner in Esperance has become the first person in Western Australia to be jailed for gross negligence, after the death of a young worker last year and serious injuries to another.
A company has been fined $150,000 after one of its apprentice workers suffered serious injury from an arc flash explosion at a Sydney KFC in 2017.