Business

Company skewered with $110K over impaled worker

04 November, 2019

A building company has been fined $110,000 and ordered to pay $1097.95 in costs after a worker fell and was impaled on a steel bar while constructing a house.


Homebuilder fined $77K for failing to control fall from height risks

01 November, 2019

A Queensland homebuilder has been fined $77,200 after failing to control fall from height risks at two worksites.


Man dies after falling six metres — likely from a ladder

31 October, 2019

A man has died after falling six metres — likely from a ladder — while working on an air-conditioning system at a civic centre.


Unlicensed labour hire company slapped with $75K fine

30 October, 2019

An unlicensed labour hire company has been fined $75,000 for supplying workers to another business, in breach of the Labour Hire Licensing Act.


Company fined $120K for failing to provide fall protection

25 October, 2019

Sandarra Electrics has been fined $120,000 for exposing workers to risk of serious injury on a Geelong construction site.


Company crushed with $80K fine after tyre shredder injury

24 October, 2019

A tyre recycling facility operator has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay $4217 in costs after a young worker's arm was crushed in a tyre shredder.


Workers encouraged to 'Speak Up. Save Lives'

23 October, 2019

SafeWork NSW is encouraging workers to report any safety concerns through its new app, 'Speak Up. Save Lives'.


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.


Bereaved workers need more support, research suggests

21 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Canterbury Christ Church University

A review of scholarship from a period of more than 20 years reveals that bereaved workers often do not receive enough support when returning to work.


"Negligent" electrician loses licence for 10 years

17 October, 2019

Qld's Electrical Licensing Committee has suspended a contractor's electrical work licence for 10 years after his negligence put people at risk from electric shock.


Trench collapse injures workers

16 October, 2019

Ground collapse is one of the main risks in excavation work and can happen quickly and without warning, WHS Queensland said.


SafeWork NSW Awards finalists announced

14 October, 2019

Sixteen finalists, including a coal services provider and southern NSW hospital, have been named in this year's SafeWork NSW Awards.


Licence suspended for failure to remove asbestos

11 October, 2019

A demolition business has lost its Asbestos Removal Licence for three months after it failed to ensure its work was being carried out safely and competently.


Apps could avoid accidents before construction starts

11 October, 2019

British empirical research released this year suggests multimedia tools could help architects 'design out' hazards ahead of construction.


Roadshow to dig into health and safety at small mines and quarries

10 October, 2019

Over the next three months, the NSW Resources Regulator will travel to deliver key information on best health and safety practices in small mines and quarries.


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