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Melbourne Health charged after patient death

20 June, 2019

Melbourne Health has been charged with breaching section 23 (1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, in relation to a patient's death in 2013.

Electric shock sparks $250,000 fine

18 June, 2019

A Queensland billboard company has been fined $250,000 after a worker received an electric shock from a powerline the company knew was a hazard.

Forklift-induced injury leads to $90,000 fine

18 June, 2019

Queensland poultry processor Gemfire has been fined $90,000 after a worker was run over by a forklift that had its reverse warning beepers turned off.

UK floor layer killed by toxic fumes, companies fined

05 June, 2019

The death of a floor layer in the UK has seen a supplier and flooring company fined over lack of safety precautions.

Landmark bullying prosecution succeeds in SA

03 June, 2019

An individual has been successfully prosecuted for bullying a co-worker under a Category 1 Work Health and Safety (WHS) offence.

Silicosis-affected stonesmasons seek compensation

31 May, 2019

Australian stonemasons are seeking compensation after engineered stone exposed them to silica dust and left many with silicosis.

One dead, another injured in landfill incident

28 May, 2019

Two men became trapped under landfill during a worksite accident in Sydney yesterday, resulting in the death of one worker and serious injuries for the other.

Trapped worker dies at recycling facility

24 May, 2019

A Queensland worker who became trapped in a conveyer belt system at a recycling facility was fatally injured during the incident in March 2019.

Jammed conveyor chain injures mine worker

22 May, 2019

A shearer operator has suffered injury while trying to release a jammed conveyor chain during an incident in Lithgow's Springvale Colliery.

Soldier death sees Defence Dept charged

17 May, 2019

Charges have been laid against the Department of Defence after a soldier died during a training exercise.

Farm manager fined $60K over fencing injury

17 May, 2019

A Queensland property manager has been fined $60,000 for failing to use a locking pin that could have prevented a worker being injured.

Unsafe worksites see apartment developer fined $80K

16 May, 2019

An $80,000 fine has been issued to a residential apartment developer after multiple safety breaches were detected at two of its construction sites.

Falling death sparks $300K fine

13 May, 2019

A conviction and fine has been issued to a shopfitting company and its director, after one of its workers died in a fall.

Worker killed while loading excavator

09 May, 2019

An investigation is underway after a Northern Territory worker died at a plant hire business in Tivendale on Monday, 29 April.

Worker crushed to death by forklift load

07 May, 2019

A worker has been killed after he was crushed by a forklift load that slipped from its tines.

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