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Worker dies in dozer, light vehicle collision

19 September, 2019

A worker has died after a dozer collided with their light vehicle at the Snapper Mineral Sands Mine in August.


Wall collapse kills man at building site

18 September, 2019

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a 56-year-old man after a brick wall collapsed on him at a Ballarat residential building site.


Developer fined $180K for worker fall

17 September, 2019

A developer has been convicted and fined $180,000 after a work-experience student fell six metres and sustained serious injuries at a Canberra worksite in 2016.


Worker injured after arms get trapped in pulling winch

16 September, 2019

A worker has suffered traumatic injuries to both arms after becoming trapped by a pulling winch. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.


Man earns nine months' jail time for compensation fraud

04 September, 2019

A man that defrauded Victoria's workers compensation scheme of more than $112,000 has been jailed for nine months, according to WorkSafe Victoria.


Site supervisor fined $21,000 for workplace bullying

03 September, 2019

A man has been fined $21,000 in SafeWork SA's second conviction related to workplace bullying.


Errant fire burns sugar cane harvester with $35K fine

02 September, 2019

A sugar cane harvester has been fined $35,000 after a cane burning incident left a worker with severe burns and psychological injuries.


Formwork company fined $120K after worker fall

28 August, 2019

A formwork business has been convicted and fined $120,000 after an employee fell more than four metres, fracturing his leg, according to SafeWork SA.


Hand amputation slaps meat processor with $90K fine

21 August, 2019

A meat processor has been fined $90,000 in Melbourne Magistrates' Court after a worker's hand was severed at its Brooklyn plant.


Collapsed roof traps and injures worker

19 August, 2019

A worker has been seriously injured while manually demolishing the roof frame and external walls of a single-storey house.


Man fined $3.5K for assaulting a WorkSafe inspector

15 August, 2019

A man has been fined $3500 and ordered to pay $127.40 in costs for assaulting a WorkSafe Victoria inspector at an Elwood construction site.


Fruit processor cut with $25K fine following worker injury

13 August, 2019

A Victorian fruit processor has been fined $25,000 and ordered to pay $3592 in costs after a worker's finger was partially severed by moving machinery.


Farm worker dies after being crushed by hay bale

09 August, 2019

Early investigations indicate the worker had been removing a strap from a front-end loader's trailer when a hay bale became unstable and fell onto him.


Ballantine fall lands $38K fine in first of four cases

08 August, 2019

Valmont WA Pty Ltd has been fined $38,000 and ordered to pay $8054 in costs in the first court case related to 17-year-old Wesley Ballantine's death.


One worker dead and two injured after crane hits powerline

07 August, 2019

A North Queensland worker has died and two others were hospitalised after a crane came into contact with overhead powerlines.


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