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Company fined after worker loses both legs in accident

17 March, 2021

An SA company has been fined $350,000 after a 2017 workplace incident in which a worker's legs were amputated below the knee in a hay press.


Crane operator and company convicted for crane tip over

11 March, 2021

A crane and rigging business and its employee have been convicted for breaching WHS legislation after a crane tipped over, posing a risk of injury or death.


NT company facing charges after workers crushed

09 March, 2021

A mobile crane hire company is facing charges after an incident in which two workers were pinned beneath a 1.8-tonne switchboard, sustaining serious injuries.


Victorian six-week campaign puts farm safety in the spotlight

04 March, 2021

WorkSafe Victoria has launched a six-week campaign to highlight that farm deaths and injuries can happen to anyone who does not prioritise safety.


Produce company fined $300,000 for unsafe systems of work

25 February, 2021

Zerella Holdings has been fined $300,000 after a worker sustained serious injuries from being dragged into a water pit with a moving agitator.


Driving drowsy? Understanding driver fatigue

22 February, 2021 by Craig Cockerton, Chief Operating Officer, Fleetcoach | Supplied by: Fleetcoach

A mistake behind the wheel can have enormous consequences. Think about the last time you drove while you were tired.


Diesel fuel tank explosion claims life of worker

18 February, 2021

A 35-year-old man has died in a fuel tank explosion at an engine repair business in Fieldstone.


Engineering controls for dust in bulk material processing

15 February, 2021 by Sean Kinder, Field Applications Engineer, Kinder Australia | Supplied by: Kinder Australia Pty Ltd

Engineering controls are the first line of defence against dust in bulk material processing, as a field applications engineer explains.


Safety alerts issued for NT cattle, construction industries

12 February, 2021

NT WorkSafe has released two safety alerts, following serious incidents in the cattle industry and the construction industry.


WorkSafe Qld issues safety alert over mobile plant

27 January, 2021

WorkSafe Queensland has urged employers to implement safety control measures, after a man sustained head injuries when he fell from a water tank.


Loxton man killed by vehicle in workplace accident

22 January, 2021

A man in his 60s has died in a workplace accident in Loxton, after being struck by his own truck. SafeWork SA is investigating the incident.


SWA releases guidance for maintaining elevated work platforms

21 January, 2021

Safe Work Australia has published guidance for inspecting and maintaining elevated work platforms, such as scissor lifts or self-propelled boom lifts.


CR Mining GRIPAssist ground engaging tool (GET) safety solution

17 December, 2020 | Supplied by: CR

The GRIPAssist ground engaging tool (GET) safety solution from CR Mining minimises human contact with GET, improving safety standards for operators.


Degloving incident costs Mildura juice company $30,000

11 December, 2020

Lencia Fruit Juices Pty Ltd has been fined $30,000 after a worker's hand was sucked into an unguarded bottling machine, resulting in nerve damage.


Pneumatic isolators quieten noise, vibration and harshness

08 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd

As cases of industrial deafness rise in the Australian workforce, Air Springs Supply suggests using Firestone Airmount isolators, which silence noise from machinery.


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