The new law of State of Victoria incriminates businesses and officers whose negligent conduct leads to incidence of workplace death and they shall be guilty of workplace manslaughter. The partnership concern, corporate entities and associations shall be liable for fines of up to AU$ 16.5 million while sole traders and officers shall face 20 years of goal time.
WorkSafe Victoria has charged Big Hill Cranes, Cobram-based company A-1 Engineering and a New Zealand engineer after a 59-year-old man was crushed to death and another seriously injured when a condenser that had been craned into a shipping container fell at a decommissioned cheese factory on 6 December 2017.
This investigation will run in parallel to a health and safety WorkSafe investigation into the disaster, Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims announced on Tuesday.
The NSW Resources Regulator has welcomed the conviction of LD Operations Pty Ltd for failing to comply with a health and safety duty under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, following a serious injury to a worker at the Mannering Colliery at Doyalson.
The St Patrick’s College community is in mourning for a former Ballarat man who was killed after a workplace accident on the Bellarine Peninsula last week.
The 69-year-old died while fighting fires in eastern Victoria.
The DELWP contractor was working in a vehicle which rolled down an embankment.
A man has died after a worksite accident at the IMAX Theatre in Darling Harbour in Sydney.
A Brisbane builder has been fined $110,000 after a worker fell and was impaled on a steel bar while constructing a house in Balmoral.
A Northland building business has been ordered to pay $151,000 after a worker was injured in what WorkSafe called “devastating consequences.”
A large national company with ties to an international entity which specialises in the manufacturing and supply of industrial gases was yesterday sentenced in the Richlands Magistrates Court.
A Laverton North company and its director have been fined $55,500 after discharging waste water contaminated with a corrosive industrial chemical into a drain.
A McDonald’s restaurant in Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast is under investigation by WorkSafe NSW following reports that staff were ordered to keep working despite being told by fire authorities to evacuate.
A South Australian electrical company that employed two supervisors who doused an apprentice in petrol before setting his clothes on fire has been fined $15,000.
A worker who suffered head injuries after falling inside a crane in Melbourne has been rescued and is now in hospital in a stable condition.