Construction company fined $320K over death of teen worker

06 December, 2021

A WA construction company that failed to provide a safe workplace for a teenage worker, resulting in him falling 12 metres to his death, has been fined $320,000.

At height risks in construction: a more holistic approach

17 November, 2021 by Scott Barber*, Chief Executive Officer, Working at Height Association | Supplied by: Working at Height Association

Despite a focus from regulators on reducing deaths and serious injuries resulting from falls from height in construction, a more holistic approach is needed.

Qld company fined after worker sustains head injuries in fall from roof

04 November, 2021

A Queensland construction and roofing company has been fined after a 2019 incident in which a worker sustained a severe brain injury after falling through a skylight.

Dropsafe Helideck Perimeter Safety Net

22 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Dropsafe

The Dropsafe Helideck Perimeter Safety Net system is designed to protect offshore workers and equipment from falling, saving lives and reducing downtime.

Safety campaign identifies scaffolding as key construction concern

21 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

The Hazard 2020 safety campaign identified mobile plant and scaffolding hazards as the most common causes of non-compliance with WHS Accreditation Scheme requirements.

Company, director fined after worker suffers serious brain injury

14 October, 2021

A Tingalpa construction company and its director have been fined $90,000 for unsafe work practices that led to a worker sustaining serious injuries after a fall.

Queensland invests in safer heights future for construction

20 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Buildsafe

The Queensland Government has invested in Gold Coast company Buildsafe to create more local jobs and make the construction industry safer.

Developer fined $75K for multiple safety breaches

26 August, 2021

A developer has been convicted and fined $75,000 for repeatedly failing to address safety issues at a Doncaster building site.

Audit report highlights need for trained ground support personnel

25 August, 2021

A second compliance campaign, focused on mobile elevating work platforms, has highlighted the need for trained ground support personnel in the event of an emergency.

Smallgoods manufacturer fined $30K after worker fall

20 August, 2021

A manufacturer has been fined $30,000 after a worker fell 1.5 metres from a stack of pallets while unloading a delivery truck, sustaining a fractured skull.

Roof plumber fall lands WA company $450,000 fine

18 August, 2021

A roofing company is one of the first companies to be prosecuted and fined under Western Australia's regime of stronger penalties introduced in October 2018.

Death, injuries from falls from height spark safety warning

16 August, 2021

Victorian workplaces have been urged to reassess the effectiveness of their fall prevention measures, after a spate of falls from height led to injuries and death.

Carpentry firm fined $90,000 after worker falls from height

02 August, 2021

A carpentry company has been convicted and fined after an apprentice worker fell from a height of three metres and sustained serious pelvic and spinal injuries.

Mining company fined $102K after worker falls from height

23 July, 2021

A mining company has been fined $102,000 after a worker fell at least 1.5m from a work basket attached to an integrated tool carrier, sustaining severe injuries.

Painter fined $40K over fall from skylight

03 June, 2021

A painter has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3574, after a contractor was seriously injured in a fall through a skylight.

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