Engineering company fined after fatal crush incident31 May, 2023
A Victorian engineering company has been convicted and fined after a worker was fatally crushed and another seriously injured while packing equipment at a cheese factory.
Truck-body builder fined after shipping container death27 April, 2023
A Melbourne truck-body manufacturer has been fined $225,000 after a manager suffered a fatal crush injury while unloading stacks of panels from a shipping container.
Bulk bag stand improving farmer safety, productivity14 February, 2023
The United Ag Bulk Bag Stand enhances farmer safety and productivity by enabling them to store and transport various sized bulk bags in ranging seasonal conditions.
Train manufacturer fined after worker sustains crush injury29 June, 2022
A Victorian train and rail manufacturer has been fined $20,000 after a worker was crushed while unpacking a crate of glass panes weighing 750 kg.
Traffic controller fatally crushed in workplace incident29 June, 2022
A 64-year-old man has died in Victoria while unloading gravel from a truck trailer. This brings the workplace fatality toll to 23 for 2022, six fewer than at the same time last year.
Safety alert issued after worker struck by hay bale22 June, 2022
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued a safety alert for the agricultural industry after a worker was seriously injured when he was struck by a hay bale.
Vic farm worker fatally crushed by seed load31 May, 2022
Investigations are underway following an incident in which a Victorian farmworker was crushed while unloading a bulk seed bag into a semitrailer.
Maritime industry calls for inquiry after two port deaths in one week04 May, 2022
The New Zealand maritime industry is calling for a national inquiry into port safety, after two port workers died in separate incidents within a week of each other.
Man fatally struck by bull on Victorian farm01 April, 2022
A man has sustained fatal head injuries while drafting cattle on a farm in Undera, north-west of Shepparton.
Engineering company fined $300K after fatal crush incident21 December, 2021
An engineering company has been fined $300,000 after one worker died and another was seriously injured following a crush incident inside a shipping container.
Polymer shock blocks protect against earthquakes in Australia23 September, 2021
Lateral restraint blocks made from an engineering plastic designed to retain most of its strength are being used to safeguard bridges against earthquakes.
Roofing truss manufacturer charged for unsafe work practices09 September, 2021
A Melbourne roofing truss manufacturer has been charged for failing to reduce the risk to health and safety during the delivery of trusses.
Worker crushed unloading light towers marks 25th Vic death12 June, 2020
A Victorian transport worker has died after he was crushed unloading steel light tower segments from a semitrailer. It brings the state's toll to 25 for 2020.
Worker crushed to death by falling steel beam06 March, 2020
A worker has died after being struck by a falling steel beam at a residential construction site in Melbourne; WorkSafe Victoria is investigating.
WorkSafe Vic unpacks risks of unloading shipping containers11 February, 2020
WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder about the risks of unpacking shipping containers, after an employee was crushed to death by truck body panels.