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Fallen tilt-up panel lands $47K fine

22 October, 2019

A building company has been fined $47,000 after a 3.88-tonne tilt-up concrete panel fell from a building under construction onto a neighbouring carpark.

Worker injury sees Otraco pledge $458K in enforceable undertaking

04 October, 2019

Otraco is set to pay at least $458,219 in an enforceable undertaking after a diesel-powered tyre handler caught fire in 2017, seriously burning a worker.

Fall from height lands $62K fine

02 October, 2019

Two construction companies have been convicted and fined $62,500 after a 31-year-old worker fell three metres onto a concrete floor in 2017.

NT's strong arm of WHS Law

27 September, 2019 by Martin Kelly, Guy Biddle and Will Snow*

Lawyers Martin Kelly, Guy Biddle and Will Snow explore the Northern Territory's use of enforceable undertakings and stance on industrial manslaughter.

CFMMEU and official fined for abusing safety functions

24 September, 2019

The CFMMEU and its former official have been fined $34K after the official "intentionally hindered and obstructed" works due to false safety concerns.

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.

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