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Victoria records two forklift-related deaths in one week

20 October, 2021

Two workers have lost their lives in forklift-related incidents within the space of a week, bringing the Victorian workplace fatality toll to 45 for 2021.


Construction company fined after worker crushed to death

11 October, 2021

A civil construction company has been fined $50,000 after a worker was crushed while guiding a drum roller onto a truck in Mildura.


SafeWork NSW commences October forklift safety blitz

06 October, 2021

October is National Safe Work Month. In the New South Wales jurisdiction, SafeWork NSW inspectors will visit businesses to ensure forklifts are used safely.


Software developed to enhance rail level crossing safety

01 October, 2021

A tailor-made data analytics software program has been developed to help governments and industry make better planning decisions on level crossing safety treatments.


EXAIR Super Air Knife

01 October, 2021

Compact Super Air Knives are designed to provide a uniform, high-volume, high-velocity curtain of air to blow off, dry or cool surfaces.


Labour hire company, contractor fined $29K for age discrimination

29 September, 2021

A West Australian labour hire company and contractor have been fined $20,000 and $9000 respectively, for refusing to hire a 70-year-old grader due to his age.


Incident Information Release issued after three crush injuries

23 September, 2021

NT WorkSafe has published an Incident Information Release, following three separate crush incidents that led to serious injuries over the span of one month.


CFMMEU and official penalised for reckless conduct

16 September, 2021

The CFMMEU and one of its officials have been fined $54,540 for failing to comply with occupational health and safety requirements at the Monash Freeway upgrade project.


Oxygen therapy company, director fined for client death

13 August, 2021

A hyperbaric oxygen therapy provider and its clinical director have been fined $726,750 after the death of a customer in 2016.


Two dead in separate workplace incidents

10 August, 2021

Two men died in separate workplace incidents over the span of 48 hours in Victoria. The deaths brought the state's 2021 workplace fatality total to 30.


Safety app to reduce injuries in road freight industry

09 July, 2021

A safety app, developed by SafeWork NSW and Lindsay Transport, provides training and guidance for NSW transport workers to reduce the risk of workplace injuries.


Meat processor fined $90K after worker crushed by forklift

29 June, 2021

A meat processing company has been fined $90,000 after a worker was crushed between a forklift and a steel barrier, sustaining nerve damage to his legs.


Queensland train driver dies after locomotive and coal train crash

23 June, 2021

A Queensland Rail train driver has died and two others are injured, after a locomotive and coal train collided in Westwood, west of Rockhampton, on 18 June 2021.


Multiple charges laid over NT excavator fatality

26 May, 2021

Five charges have been laid against a company, its director and an employee, over the death of a worker who was crushed by an excavator bucket in 2019.


Construction worker dies after being struck by overhead boom

19 May, 2021

A worker has died in Victoria after being struck, it is believed, operating a concrete pump and boom. It brought the state's fatality toll to 16 for 2021.


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