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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.

Chocolate store renovation negligence fine not so sweet

01 August, 2019

A Perth building company has been fined $5000 for negligence after it failed to carry out or supervise a renovation it had been commissioned to perform on a Fremantle chocolate store.

Builder fined $75K after "serious" circular saw injury

30 July, 2019

A Toowoomba builder has been fined $75,000 after their failure to instruct a worker in safe circular saw use resulted in physical and psychological injuries.

Tradesman fined $6K in relation to bullying young workers

29 July, 2019

A Hunter tradesman has been convicted and fined $6000 after his bullying behaviour negatively impacted two young workers' mental health and safety, according to SafeWork NSW.

Deadly duck farm fall lands $150K fine: court finding

16 July, 2019

Melbourne County Court has fined a duck farm operator's trustee and a maintenance contractor $75,000 each, following the death of a worker at a property near Nhill.

Farm hand dies while tree felling

16 July, 2019

A 59-year-old farm hand has died while helping to fell trees on a Buxton property, according to WorkSafe Victoria.

High-pressure clean of asbestos roof generates $3500 fine

11 July, 2019

A ruling from the Southport Magistrates Court has highlighted the dangers of cleaning asbestos roofs and the importance of following codes of practice.

Union declares "safety crisis" after coalmine worker death

09 July, 2019

Queensland's mining union has declared a "safety crisis" after a 27-year-old coalmine worker died on the weekend.

Piling rig drill head falls, injures worker

09 July, 2019

May saw two reported drill components fall from piling rigs, according to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Here's how to prevent similar incidents.

Four parties charged over worker death

26 June, 2019

WorkSafe WA has charged four parties over the death of 17-year-old Wesley Ballantine, who fell through a roof during a construction project in 2017.

Operator loses leg to skidder winch

21 June, 2019

A forestry skidder operator has been severely injured after his leg was caught in the machine's cable winch. The cause of the incident is currently unknown.

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