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A man aged in his 70 sustained multiple injuries after crashing his quad bike northeast of Gympie on Sunday afternoon.The incident happened on a rural property at about 3pm.Paramedics treated the man at the scene before loading him into a LifeFlight rescue chopper.He was later airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.Read the original article&nb…
A NSW logistics company has been fined for safety breaches that led to the death of a worker more than three years ago.Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said the company pleaded guilty in the District Court of New South Wales after a truckie was fatally crushed by the deck of a trailer in 2019.“The court heard the May 2019 incident happened when the wo…
The NSW Resources Regulator has published the latest Mine Safety Performance report.The report provides a summary of the state’s mining industry’s health and safety results for 2021–22.According to the report, there were no work-related fatalities in the NSW mining industry during the reporting period. The regulator was notified of 88 serious injuries…
A person was flown to hospital in a serious condition following a workplace incident in the Marlborough Region.The worker was transported to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition at around 1pm.WorkSafe will investigate the incident.Source: NZ Herald.…
According to data from Safe Work Australia, there were 10 quad-bike fatalities in 2022.The fatalities include a 93-year-old man who was killed in a quad bike crash in far north Queensland in October.Four of the 10 fatalities occurred in Western Australia, two in Tasmania, while the remaining four were in NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory and Victoria…
WorkSafe QLD has commenced investigations after a woman was seriously injured in an indoor skydiving incident on Thursday afternoon.The 52-year-old woman sustained a serious head injury during the incident at the Brisbane skydiving facility.Paramedics found the woman seriously injured when they arrived at the scene just before 4.30pm.She was rushed to…
A Sydney man suffered a serious arm injury in a grinder incident on Wednesday morning.Ambulance paramedics rushed to Dean Park following reports of a man injuring his arm with a grinder just before 10.30am.The man in his 50s applied a tourniquet to his injured arm to control blood loss.Paramedics treated him at the scene before transporting him to West…
A recent string of concrete placing equipment incidents has prompted SafeWork NSW to issue a reminder to concreters to conduct regular inspections and testing of equipment.Acting Head of SafeWork John Tansey said there are many hazards associated with concrete pours and therefore, concrete pumps must be serviced and inspected prior to commencing work.“…
The NSW Resources Regulator has listed a number of compliance priorities for the next six months.From January to June 2023, the regulator will focus on psychosocial risk in the mining sector, inspection programs, workshops and seminars.The regulator will also be visiting worksites to ensure miners are complying with the WHS (Mines and Petroleum Sites)…
The NSW Resources Regulator has released the schedule for its annual health and safety roadshow for small mines and quarries across the state. The roadshow will be held across 14 locations, including Newcastle, Orange, Wagga Wagga Wollongong and Dareton.NSW Resources Regulator said, "This event provides valuable information and resources to the small m…
NSW Police and SafeWork inspectors will be in Sydney this week to ensure food delivery riders and platforms are following new safety rules. SafeWork NSW Acting Executive Director for Compliance and Dispute Resolution Sarina Wise said the campaign aims to ensure food delivery platforms provide riders with induction training and high-quality personal pro…
The 2022 WorkSafe Awards finalists have been revealed.The awards recognise companies and individuals for their efforts in improving workplace health and safety across the state. WorkSafe Victoria said they received 120 nominations from across the state in 2022.The assessment panel has shortlisted 19 finalists, with winners set to be announced at an eve…
The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has flown a man to hospital after he was crushed by a tractor. The incident happened at a private property in the South Burnett region on Saturday afternoon.The rescue chopper was tasked at about 6.20pm.The man, aged in his 60s, was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital with lower leg injuries.Source: LifeFligh…
Four fatal incidents involving farm vehicles within one month is a reminder to New Zealand farm workers to prioritise health and safety. New Zealand’s workplace health and safety watchdog, WorkSafe says it has been notified of seven incidents involving farm vehicles in the past month.“Sadly, there have been four deaths,” said WorkSafe spokesperson Pa…
A man was freed after being trapped under a quad bike for several hours on Sunday morning.The man was found trapped under the vehicle on Monday morning.Paramedics were called to a property in Monogorilby just after 1.30am to treat the elderly man.They treated the man in his 80s at the scene and took him to Mundubbera Hospital.This story was originally…
A man has been injured after being thrown from a horse while mustering cattle in central Queensland.The man in his 30s suffered chest and spinal injuries during the incident on Thursday morning.He was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics and later flown to Rockhampton hospital by the RACQ Cap Rescue helicopter in a stable condition. Read the or…
New safety laws requiring food delivery riders in NSW to wear high-visibility PPE provided to them for delivery are now in place.The new laws that took effect on 1 January 2023 also require food delivery platforms to train riders before allowing them to work for their platform. Acting Head of SafeWork John Tansey said, “On 1 January 2023, it becomes la…
SafeWork SA warns workers about the risk of falls when working on roofs after an apprentice electrician suffered broken ribs when he fell from a roof.The apprentice fell 3 metres and landed on a boundary fence during the incident in December 2022.SafeWork SA says that falls from height are the leading cause of notifiable serious injury in the construct…
A NT worker was seriously injured after a sliding gate fell on him late last month.The worker was closing the nine-metre-wide gate manually sliding it when the incident occurred.NT WorkSafe said initial investigations show component failures may have led to the incident.NT WorkSafe said, “the gate motor wasn’t powered due to an issue with the solar pan…
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) reminds operators to check their brakes before starting their journey.NHVR said recent vehicle checks in the Blue Mountains region revealed that 5.2 percent of trucks inspected had defective brakes.NHVR Director of Operations Central Region Brett Patterson said, “A well-maintained braking system with correctl…
WorkSafe reminds employers to ensure machines have adequate safeguards to minimise the risk of amputation injuries.WorkSafe data shows more than 150 body parts were amputated in 2022. The safety regulator accepted 137 claims for amputation injuries during the same period. The manufacturing industry accounted for nearly half of all amputation claims in…
A man is recovering in hospital after falling through scaffolding at a Gold Coast worksite.The man in his 40s fell more than four metres at a worksite in Tugun.He was rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.Workplace Health and Safety will investigate the Tuesday morning incident.This story was originally published here.…
Tasmania police are reminding motorists to observe speed limits in work zones to protect road workers.The reminder comes after two drivers were caught speeding in road work areas on Monday."Police urge motorists to obey all speed signs, particularly in road-work related areas, and keep our road-workers safe. Pay attention and plan ahead for road-works,…
One person has been killed in a workplace incident in Bay of Plenty. Police responded to reports of a workplace incident in Toatoa at about 10.30 am on Monday.The worker died at the scene, according to police.WorkSafe has been notified.Source: NZ Herald.…
Ambulance paramedics were called to a Gold Coast work site after a worker fell several metres and received serious injuries. The incident happened in Palm Beach on Monday morning.Paramedics treated the man in his 60s at the scene before taking him to Gold Coast University Hospital for further treatment.This story was originally published here.…
A Gold Coast man was injured in a welding incident on Monday afternoon.The man, aged in his 20s, was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with serious burn injuries.He was transported in a serious condition following the incident at Varsity Lakes just after 2.30 pm.Read the original story here.…
A man was seriously injured after his quad bike rolled and trapped him underneath in the South Burnett Regionon Saturday afternoon.The man in his 80s was riding his quad bike at a private property in Ballogie when the incident occurred.Ambulance paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 3 pm.The man was flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospi…
Two firefighters suffered injuries while working to contain a house fire in Levin on Saturday afternoon.Fire crews were called to Liverpool St. following reports of a massive blaze.Police said they received information about the fire at around 4.30 pm.One firefighter was taken to Palmerston North hospital, while another was treated at the scene.The uno…
A Victorian health service is facing charges over a patient's death at a Berwick hospital more than five years ago.WorkSafe Victoria has filed charges under the OHS Act, accusing the health service of failing to ensure a patient was not exposed to risk. The health service will appear in court on 2 February 2023. This story was originally published …
The LifeFlight helicopter has airlifted a man to hospital after a tractor incident in the Gympie region on Thursday morning.LifeFlight said the man in his 40s was working on a farm when he was run over by a tractor. He sustained multiple injuries during the incident. The injured man was able to drive himself to a neighbouring property to seek help…
SafeWork NSW reminds workplaces across the State to prioritise safety during the holiday season.Head of SafeWork John Tansey said the busy pre-Christmas period is the most dangerous for workers in the hospitality, transport, retail and construction industries.“With many school leavers and casual workers joining the workforce at this time of year, the d…
A Northern Territory family business has been charged with workplace safety breaches after a gas exploded at a Darwin restaurant, injuring five patrons. The five patrons were cooking their meal on a barbeque appliance when the incident occurred in September this year.WorkSafe has charged the business with six breaches of theWork Health and Safety Act f…
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) reminds heavy vehicle drivers to stay alert on the road and protect their health and wellbeing this festive season.NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto urged drivers to watch out for the five signs of fatigue.“As we know, fatigue can impact every individual differently and it’s possible for drivers to be affected ev…
A farmer has been killed in a quad bike incident in western Victoria.The 74-year-old man was using the quad bike to herd cattle at Pirron Yallock when the incident happened on Tuesday morning. WorkSafe confirmed it has opened an investigation into the incident.Originally published on the WorkSafe Victoria website.…
An injured rider has been flown to hospital after his quad bike rolled in South East Queensland.The incident happened at a private property in the Scenic Rim region on Monday morning.The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to the scene at about 9.30am. The man in his 50s sustained chest and limb injuries.He was airlifted to the Gold…
A man has been killed in a telehandler incident in Western Victoria.The 55-year-old died after being struck by a steel door frame on Thursday afternoon.WorkSafe said the man was moving the large door frame when the incident occurred.An investigation to establish the cause of the incident is ongoing.Source: WorkSafe Victoria website.…
A New Zealand forestry company has been fined a total of $536,000 following a fatal workplace incident near Wairoa two years ago.The man was repairing a harvester head when he was crushed in November 2020.The company was recently sentenced at the Auckland District Court after pleading guilty to health and safety breaches following the incident. WorkSaf…
A Victorian hay exporter is facing charges after a worker was killed in a workplace incident in February last year.The 29-year-old worker was fatally injured after he was caught in a bailing machine.WorkSafe has charged the company with two counts of failing to provide a safe workplace, contrary to the Victorian OHS Act.The company will appear in court…
A man has been injured by falling pallets at a Dunedin workplace Thursday afternoon.Emergency services were called to the incident on Eclipse Rd just before 4.30pm.The pallets fell from a forklift and struck the man.He was taken to Dunedin Hospital in serious condition.WorkSafe is aware of the incident.Originally published in the Otago Daily…
Safe Work NSW reminds people visiting rural properties during the festive season that farms are workplaces, urging them to make safety a priority. Acting Head of SafeWork NSW John Tansey said everyone; including family members, visitors and volunteers, has a role to play when it comes to farm safety.“There are many dangers on farms, from silos, ch…
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) reminds all motorists to exercise caution around heavy vehicles during the festive season. Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) statistics indicate that 165 people have been killed in heavy vehicle crashes this year. NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said, “It’s important that all road use…
A Darwin crane company will spend $63,000 on initiatives that will help improve safety in the construction industry after the Northern Territory workplace health and safety regulator, WorkSafe, accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) from the company following a 2019 workplace incident.The incident happened at a Palmerston construction site when a 1.8…
Safe Work Australia reminds businesses that Australia is soon transitioning to the 7th Revised Edition of the GHS (GHS 7).From 1 January 2023, all manufacturers and importers of hazardous chemicals will be required to use GHS 7 to classify and label chemicals in Australia. The SDS for existing chemicals should also comply with all GHS 7 requirements.Sa…
A Gold Coast man has been killed in a tractor rollover in Wongawallan on Tuesday evening.Emergency crews were called to the incident at around 5pm. The 49-year-old man died at the scene despite attempts to save him.Read the original article here.…
A young boy has been airlifted to hospital after a quad bike incident in the Western Downs.The boy reportedly crashed his quad bike at a private property on Saturday morning. The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed at the scene just before 11.50am. The boy was treated at the scene before being flown to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.Source:&nb…
New Safe Work Australia data shows 146 Australian workers have so far been killed at work this year. Transport, postal & warehousing, with 62 deaths, has been named as the industry with the most workplace fatalities. The agriculture, forestry & fishing industry comes second, with 32 fatalities, followed by Construction, with 16 deaths.Safe Work…
A Melbourne worker plunged from a crane cabin and became trapped in its tower on Wednesday morning.The man was operating the crane at a worksite in Alphington when he fell.Emergency services immediately launched a rescue operation to free the man.He was transported to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with lower body injuries.Read the original story he…
WorkSafe WA is investigating a fatal workplace incident at a meat processing plant in Katanning. A worker died after becoming trapped in machinery on Saturday afternoon.WorkSafe inspectors visited the scene soon after the incident and returned the following day. Source: Perth Now.…
Safe Work Australia has published the 24th edition of its Comparative performance monitoring report.The report examines trends in WHS and workers’ compensation schemes in Australia and New Zealand.The latest report reveals that WHS authorities issued a total of 57,204 notices in 2020/21, accepted 24 enforceable undertakings and undertook a total of 248…
An injured rider was flown to hospital following a quad bike incident in the Western Downs region on Tuesday morning. The LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter flew to a property north-east of Roma at about 11am.The man in his 30s suffered a suspected shoulder injury during the incident. He was treated at the scene and flown to Rom…
A man is in hospital suffering abdominal injuries after a chainsaw incident in southern Queensland.Paramedics were called to a property in the Southern Downs Region after the incident on Thursday morning.It is believed the man in his 70s was working with the chainsaw at the time of the incident.He was flown to Toowoomba Hospital by RACQ LifeFlight resc…
Temperatures in parts of Queensland are forecast to reach up to 40 degrees this week and the State Government reminds workplaces to take measures to protect workers.Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said employers are required by law to protect their workers from heat-related illness. "The sizzling Queensland summer is officially here, and the…
The NSW Resources Regulator's latest quarterly safety report indicates that 159 incident notifications were received between July to September 2022. The report shows no mine-related fatality occurred in NSW during this period.The Regulator says the purpose of the report is to help the industry comply with workplace health and safety rules."As a high-ha…
NT WorkSafe has issued a reminder to workplaces to prioritise safety during the festive season.NT WorkSafe Executive Director Peggy Cheong said many employers are under pressure to meet end-of-year deadlines, and this may force workers to use shortcuts."It's important for businesses to maintain safety as their priority and ensure their workers make it…
The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has flown an injured man to hospital following a quad bike crash in Queensland.The rescue chopper was tasked to a private property in the Western Downs region on Saturday evening. The man in his 40s sustained head injuries after rolling his quad bike shortly before 6.30 pm.He was treated at the scene before the res…
Safe Work Australia has released the latest national workers' compensation statistics.The Australian workers' compensation statistics 2020-21 report includes data on accepted serious workers' compensation claims.The report shows 130,195 serious workers' compensation claims were lodged in 2020/21, with 87% being injuries claims.The statistics reveal tha…
Employers across the Northern Territory are urged to protect outdoor workers from heat stress after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a heatwave warning for most parts of the Territory.According to NT WorkSafe, heat-related illnesses include dehydration, heat stroke, cramps, and rashes.The safety watchdog said the symptoms of heat stress include heavy s…
NT WorkSafe reminds businesses that manufacture or import hazardous chemicals that the two-year transition period from the 3rd revised edition of the GHS (GHS 3) to the 7th revised edition of the GHS (GHS 7) is coming to an end. The two-year transition to GHS 7 began on 1 January 2021 and ends on 31 December 2022.Beginning 1 January 2023, NT businesses…
A video highlighting the importance of farm safety has been released in South Australia.The short video was produced by a farm business after a worker suffered multiple fractures in a skid steer loader incident in 2020. Early this year, SafeWork SA accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) by the farm business.SafeWork SA said, “Under the terms of the…
The 2022 Work Health and Safety Excellence Showcase Champions have been revealed at a ceremony in Sydney.Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said the annual awards ceremony at the Maritime Museum recognised businesses that have developed innovative solutions to support workplace health and safety. “Formerly known as the SafeWork Awards, the 2022 Excellen…
The Queensland Government has launched a new safety campaign urging people to ride safely on quad bikes.The campaign reminds Queenslanders that quad bikes are the leading cause of death on farms.Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said more than 50 people have been killed in quad bike incidents in the last ten years.“Some weren’t wearing helmets,…
Preliminary data from WorkSafe New Zealand shows that as of 4 November 2022, 37 workers have died from workplace incidents this year. Transport, Postal and Warehousing and Agriculture are the most dangerous industries for workers, with eight fatalities each.The construction industry has recorded six fatalities, while Arts and Recreation Services has re…
The NSW Government is calling for public submissions on SafeWork NSW's new plan aimed at enhancing workplace health and safety across the state.Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said the Government wants to hear from relevant stakeholders, including employers and workers before the launch of the Towards Healthy Work Plan late next year."Prevention of w…
WorkSafe Victoria reminds employers to prioritise health and safety at work during the end of the year festive season.WorkSafe said that during this time of the year, many workers are under pressure to complete projects, warning that this should not be an excuse to compromise on safety.Statistics from the Victorian workplace safety watchdog indicate th…
A company has been ordered to pay millions of dollars by a NSW court after a young worker was killed in a scaffolding collapse at a Sydney construction site in April 2019.The company was fined $2 million after pleading guilty to a Category 1 offence under the WHS Act 2011.Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said the hefty fine is a reminder to the NSW co…
The Australian Composition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that 94 per cent of new quad bikes meet Australian safety standards, more than a year after the new legislation came into force."It's encouraging to see compliance with the standard has improved from 84 per cent in 2021 to 94 per cent this year," ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh said. "It shows…
The NSW Resources Regulator has launched an investigation after a worker was seriously injured while moving a piece of machinery at a northern NSW mine.The Regulator said the worker suffered a serious ear injury after being struck by a crossbar he was using to push a securing pin on a bulldozer counterweight early this month.“At the time, the counterwe…
A court has ordered a Christchurch business to pay nearly $300,000 after a worker fatally fell from the roof of a building in Sydenham.The 56-year-old man fell 4.5 metres to the ground while painting a flat roof in February 2021.A WorkSafe investigation revealed that the company had no experience working at height, and fall protection systems were not…
SafeWork SA reminds construction workers to make safety a priority in the lead-up to the festive season.The safety watchdog issued the reminder following a number of incidents in the past few months.Between 1 October and 14 November, SafeWork SA was notified of 39 construction industry incidents. Twelve workers were hospitalised as a result of these in…
A man suffered injuries to his head and arm after the truck he was working on rolled onto him in Queensland.The incident happened on Friday morning.The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper was called to the South Burnett Region at 10.30 am.The aeromedical crew worked alongside Queensland ambulance paramedics to treat the man aged in his 20s.He was later flow…
A workplace incident at a Sydney bread factory has claimed the life of a 57-year-old man.Emergency services responded to the incident at the Chullora factory at about 4am on Thursday.Police said the man suffered serious injuries after being trapped by a forklift.He died at the scene.SafeWork will investigate the incident.Read the original article …
Three New Zealand organisations are urging employers and tradies to put in place adequate measures to protect their employees and other people from asbestos.WorkSafe, the New Zealand Demolition & Asbestos Association (NZDAA) and the Faculty of Asbestos Management of Australia and New Zealand (FAMANZ) have joined hands to encourage businesses to man…
Safe Work Australia is reminding businesses that Australia will adopt the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 7 (GHS 7) in January 2023.The federal safety agency says that Australia is approaching the last phase of the two-year transition, and urgesbusinesses that handle chemicals to get ready for GHS 7."Fro…
SafeWork SA reminds farmers to be extra careful when working with machinery during the harvesting season.The reminder comes after the safety watchdog was recently notified of a number of incidents involving unguarded machinery.SafeWork SA said a farm worker recently lost several fingers after becoming trapped in an unguarded grain transfer auger."Inspe…
A woman has been airlifted to hospital after a farm incident in the Southern Downs Region.According to reports, the woman in her 60s was driving a tractor with a slasher when the incident took place in Ballandean around midday on Thursday.The woman lost her legs and an arm during the incident.She was flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in critical…
National Asbestos Awareness Week runs from 22-28 November 2022 and Northern Territory tradies are reminded to 'think twice' before commencing work in buildings constructed before 1990.NT WorkSafe issued the reminder after contractors recently found asbestos in unexpected locations in Darwin. The safety watchdog issued a safety alert following the incid…
A construction union has called on the Federal Government to ban imports of engineered stone products by July 2024.The Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union (CFMEU) said it would instruct its members to stop using the product if the government fails to take action.Acting CFMEU national secretary Zach Smith said, "This product is killing work…
The federal government will invest $4 million into projects that improve heavy vehicle safety through Round 8 of the NHVR's Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative program.National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Chief Executive Officer Sal Petroccitto said "It's about investing in the initiatives that will ensure the heavy vehicle industry continues to move sa…
The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has flown a woman to hospital after she was trampled by a cow on Sunday afternoon. The woman in her 50s was working with cattle at a friend’s property when she was attacked by one of the animals. The rescue chopper was tasked to a private property northwest of Dayboro, at about 2.45 pm.She was airlifted to Royal Br…
A New Zealand meat company has been sentenced for violating workplace safety rules after a worker was crushed to death while operating a modified machine.The Palmerston North District Court ordered the Manawatū based company to pay a fine of $350,000 following the death of the 47-year-old worker in April 2021.The company was also ordered to pay reparat…
As part of Asbestos Awareness Week, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will live-stream a free asbestos safety session today to share information on working safely with asbestos.Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said WHSQ will use the online safety session to enlighten the public on the dangers of cleaning asbestos fences and roofs with hig…
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating an incident in which a man was seriously injured after being struck by a weight at a Brisbane gym.The man, believed to be in his 30s, was training at the gym when the incident happened on Thursday morning.Paramedics were called to the Spring Hill gym shortly before 5.50 am.They attempted to revive…
A Queensland farmer who was rescued after being trapped in mud for two days has died in hospital.The 95-year-old man fell from his tractor while working near a dam south of Gympie on November 6.Paramedics found the man stuck in mud after two days.He was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in critical condition, but police confirmed the man…
Tasmanian police are urging motorists to slow down at roadworks after police recently issued infringements at Paramatta Creek.Inspector Nick Clark said some motorists ignore temporary traffic lights, putting road workers' lives at risk."Officers from Western Road Policing Services attended and fined nine motorists for failing to stop as required on a r…
A man was airlifted to hospital by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he rolled his ATV in south-east Queensland on Saturday afternoon.The rescue chopper was tasked just before 3 pm.Queensland Ambulance paramedics treated the man, aged in his 30s, at the scene before the rescue chopper transported him to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital…
A worker sustained serious leg injuries following a forklift incident in northern Victoria on Monday morning.Police said the 35-year-old man was run over by a forklift at a business in Shepparton at about 11 am.The man was rushed to Goulburn Valley Health to be treated for his injuries.WorkSafe Victoria is aware of the incident. The original story is a…
WorkSafe is investigating after an auto electrician died when the tailgate of a truck fell on him on Saturday afternoon. It happened at Campbellfield at around 12.30 pm.Reports indicate the 41-year-old man was working on the truck at the time of the incident.WorkSafe data shows 46 fatalities have occurred in Victorian workplaces since the start of this…
WorkSafe has laid charges against a feedlot operator after a worker was fatally electrocuted near Dimboola two years ago.WorkSafe said the 29-year-old man was stacking hay bales when the machinery he was using contacted powerlines.The company faces two charges under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act and is expected in court later this mo…
SafeWork NSW inspectors will have powers to issue on-the-spot fines for electrical safety breaches and asbestos offences through an amendment to the WHS Act.The new rules allow inspectors to issue penalty notices for work near overhead powerlines, with the offense attracting a fine of $3,600 for a corporate body and $720 for an individual. Head of Safe…
A man from Riverton, in South Australia’s mid-north, has died after a tractor incident on Saturday night. Emergency services were called to the scene of the incident at around 11 pm. Paramedics attempted to save the life of the 43-year-old man, but he died at the scene. Police said SafeWork SA is aware of the incident. Read the original article on the&…
According to Safe Work Australia, 134 Australian workers have been killed at work so far this year. Recent figures from the federal safety regulator show fatal incidents in the Transport, postal & warehousing industries are on the rise, with 57 fatalities recorded so far this year. Agriculture, forestry & fishing industry has recorded 29 fatali…
The winners of the 2023 Farm safety calendar competition have been announced.Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said Workplace Health and Safety Queensland received 1,500 entries from school children across Queensland.“The Farm safety calendar competition is a great way to get kids from all over Queensland thinking about safety at home and in th…
The Queensland Government has introduced two new codes of practice to tackle silica dust exposure and protect workers’ psychological health.The new codes of practice include ‘The Managing the Risk of Psychosocial Hazards at Work Code of Practice whichbecomes effective on 1 April 2023, and ‘The Managing Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust Exposure in Con…
A worker was transported to hospital after being injured in a workplace incident at Christchurch on Wednesday afternoon.Ambulance paramedics were called to Woolston at about 12.30 pm. Emergency crews were also in attendance.Paramedics took one worker to Christchurch Hospital for treatment.The worker was transported in a serious condition.Source: N…
A farmer was pinned under his tractor for more than an hour after part of the tractor fell on him in South East Queensland.The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon.The man used an emergency app to call for help before one of his neighbours came to his rescue.He was freed by paramedics and airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable con…
A worker is being treated for serious burns in hospital after a boiler incident in Southland.The person was burned while working on a boiler on Tuesday night.Emergency services were alerted to the incident just before 11 pm.A spokesperson for St John Ambulance said a rescue chopper was tasked to Edendale at about 10.43 pm. The rescue chopper transporte…
NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW officers will visit Dubbo next week to offer free information sessions on a range of topics, including workplace safety and consumer awareness.NSW Fair Trading Commissioner and Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said the Fair and Safe Together roadshow will travel to the Dubbo region on 15 to 17 November to address loca…
An Auckland court has ordered a business to pay reparations of $43,000 after a worker fell from a roof in January 2020.WorkSafe said the 54-year-old man was working on a roof at an Auckland school when he fell 3.6 metres onto a concrete floor below.He suffered multiple injuries and was hospitalised for ten days.The business was also ordered to pay a $1…
A man has died after being electrocuted while working on a power pole at a private property south of Perth.Emergency services were called to the scene after the man was found unresponsive on Friday afternoon. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal incident.Source: Seven News.…
A worker has died after falling six floors on an Auckland construction site.Emergency crews were called to reports of a fatal workplace incident at St John's on Friday afternoon.The man died at the scene.The construction site has been shut down, and WorkSafe has launched an investigation into the incident.Read the full story here.…
An elderly man aged in his 80s was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after a farming incident in South East Queensland.LifeFlight said the man was unloading hay bales from a trailer when he fell from the vehicle on Saturday morning.He was flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.Source: LifeF…
Safe Work Australia has released the 2021 national data on workplace fatality figures and workers' compensation claims.The Key Work Health and Safety Statistics, Australia 2022 report provides national data for all work-related fatalities in 2021 and workers' compensation claims in 2020/21.The report shows there were 169 fatal occupational injuries in…
A person was rushed to hospital in critical condition following a workplace incident in Invercargill on Wednesday morning.Police and emergency crews were called just before 9.30 am.The worker is being treated at Southland Hospital.WorkSafe is investigating the incident.Source: Stuff.…
A teenage boy has been killed and a female pillion passenger seriously injured following a quad bike crash in Tasmania.The pair were taken to North West Regional Hospital in critical conditions after the Saturday afternoon incident in Oldina.Police confirmed on Sunday the 16-year-old boy had succumbed to his injuries.The girl remained in hospital in st…
A Waikato landfill has avoided prosecution following a fatal workplace incident after WorkSafe NZ accepted an enforceable undertaking submitted by the company.The March 2020 incident happened when a 60-year-old truck driver who was standing next to his vehicle was fatally struck by a loader driven by a colleague. WorkSafe's Head of Specialist Intervent…
NT WorkSafe has appointed Ms Peggy Cheong as its Executive Director after a rigorous selection process. Ms Cheong has been living in Darwin since 1988, and has worked with various government departments in the Northern Territory. She was the Deputy Chair of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Committee before joining the Northern Terri…
A workplace incident has claimed the life of a 23-year-old man in Timaru.Police said the Tuesday afternoon incident happened at a business on Racecourse Road.Emergency crews responded to the incident just before 12.30 pm.WorkSafe will investigate the incident.Originally published in the Otago Daily Times.…
Safe Work Australia reminds businesses that the two year transition period from the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 3 (GHS 3) to Revision 7 (GHS 7) will end on 31 December 2022.Australia entered the transition period on 1 January 2021.Safe Work Australia said, “From 1 January 2023, you must use GHS 7 to…
Safe Work Australia's 2021-22 annual report has been published. The report contains detailed information about the federal agency's operations, including workforce and funding.Safe Work Australia said 'Our annual report provides information on our performance in 2021-22 to deliver healthier, safer and more productive workplaces through improvements to…
A man fell from a ladder while working on a property on the Gold Coast on Monday morning.The man suffered serious injuries after reportedly falling about six metres in Burleigh Waters at about 10.15 am.Ambulance crews treated the man at the scene before transporting him to the Gold Coast University Hospital for further treatment.Read the original story…
The LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter was tasked to a property south-west of Roma to treat and airlift a woman after she was attacked by a bull on Wednesday afternoon.The woman in her 40s suffered lower body injuries after being crushed by the animal.The rescue chopper landed at the scene just before 4pm and worked with Ambulan…
Seven workers were taken to hospital after falling through the roof of a factory in Sydney.The men, aged between 20 and 40, landed on machinery at the factory in Wetherill Park on Tuesday afternoon.Emergency crews including police, ambulance paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene at about 2.30pm.The injured men were treated at the sc…
The eight winners of the 2022 Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards have been announced at a ceremony in Perth.The awards recognise ‘outstanding solutions and innovations’ in occupational health and safety across Western Australian workplaces.The 8 winners were chosen from 36 finalists and 71 ove…
A man was fatally injured after being trapped between his truck and another vehicle in Adelaide. The truck driver became trapped after his truck rolled backwards. SafeWork SA confirmed its inspectors attended the scene after the Wednesday morning incident.SafeWork SA Executive Director Martyn Campbell said, 'This tragic event is a timely reminder for…
A woman was sucked into a pipe while working on an exhaust fan at an underground coal mine in NSW.Emergency services were called to a coal mine at Mount Kembla after the incident.The 32-year-old woman was pulled from the underground pipe by fellow workers. She was transported to Wollongong Hospital with multiple fractures.Read more on the ABC News…
A retired Supreme Court judge will lead a review of NSW's workplace health and safety regulator, SafeWork.Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said the review would look at the operations and culture of SafeWork NSW."NSW Parliament passed legislation in 2015 to abolish WorkCover and replace it with iCare, SIRA and SafeW…
A man has died in hospital after an explosion at a Gold Coast business on Tuesday morning.The man was reportedly using a grinder on a drum when it exploded.The 21-year-old was rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with serious burns.He was in a critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries.For more information, go to myGC News…
This is the last week of National Safe Work Month, and Safe Work Australia is focusing on safe and healthy work for all.This year’s campaign focused on a different topic each week.Early this week, Safe Work Australia published a new report highlighting the benefits of workplace safety. Safe Work Australia said “This week, we will showcase key insights…
A Victorian nurse has been fined $25,000 for working at an aged care facility while positive with COVID-19.The nurse was sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to take reasonable care for the health and safety of persons at the Melbourne aged care home.The Moorabbin Magistrates Court was told the nurse worked multiple shifts after the COVID-19 posi…
7 Australians have been killed in quad bike incidents this year. Including an 82-year-old Tasmanian woman who was killed in April in a quad bike rollover in the state's south.Three of the fatalities occurred in Western Australia, while the remaining three fatalities were in Tasmania, Northern Territory and NSW.In 2021, there were 11 quad-bike fatalitie…
A Melbourne-based company has been fined $30,000 and ordered to pay costs of $2,509 for breaching WHS regulations after a worker suffered serious hand injuries in a machinery incident. The incident happened in September 2019 when the worker was attempting to free a jam in a power press machine. The machine had not been switched off, and when the worker…
A man has been killed in a quad bike incident in Dunedin.It happened on Saturday afternoon.Police were called after a quad bike rolled on a property in Mount Grand just before 5pm.Originally published in the Otago Daily Times.…
Charges against the directors of a Queensland cattle company who had been accused of breaching workplace health and safety laws over a fatal helicopter crash in the Northern Territory have been dropped.NT WorkSafe withdrew the charges after one of the directors agreed to an enforceable undertaking to spend $55,000 to improve safety on the company’s pro…
Winners of the 2022 Safe Work and Return to Work Award have been revealed. The 13 winners received their awards at an event attended by Queensland Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke in Brisbane.Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace thanked the winners for promoting workplace health and safety. “The Palaszczuk Government’s highest priority is the health…
A man is being treated for serious burns after an explosion at a battery factory in Wollongong.Fire crews responded to reports of a loud blast at a battery warehouse in North Wollongong on Tuesday afternoon.The 42-year-old man suffered multiple burn injuries. He was flown to the Royal North Shore Hospital for specialist treatment.SafeWork NSW is invest…
A woman has died at a farm in Western Australia’s south-west after reportedly being thrown from a quad bike.The 35-year-old woman was mustering cattle at the time of the incident on Thursday morning.It is the state’s fourth workplace fatality in less than two weeks.WorkSafe confirmed it has opened an investigation into the circumstances of the incident…
A man has been killed in a workplace incident at a transport business in Perth.WorkSafe WA said the man in his 50s died on Tuesday afternoon in Bibra Lake. The safety regulator said investigators visited the scene after the incident. “WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future…
The Northern Territory Government has introduced a number of changes to the State’s dangerous goods transport regulations. The new regulations aim to ensure NT’s dangerous goods laws are consistent with the law in other States and Territories. NT WorkSafe Executive Director Peggy Cheong said that the safety agency consulted widely before coming up with…
SafeWork NSW has launched a new tool to measure workplace mental health.The safety agency says the new digital Workplace Wellbeing Assessment Tool (WWAT) will help promote mental wellbeing at work, and encourages employers to explore it.Head of SafeWork NSW, Natasha Mann said that although 80 per cent of businesses in NSW take a reactive approach to wo…
A pilot suffered severe burn injuries after a light plane crashed and burst into flames in the NSW Hunter Valley.The man in his 40s was flown to the Royal North Shore Hospital in critical condition.The light plane came down near an airstrip in Luskintyre, northwest of Maitland, on Monday afternoon.Source: ABC News.…
According to recent statistics from NT WorkSafe, vehicle incidents accounted for the majority of workplace fatalities in the NT.Published as part of the National Safe Work Month, the 2021-22 key work health and safety statistics snapshot shows seven people were killed at work during this period.The figures reveal that Health and Community Services, Gov…
Emergency services freed a man after his hand got stuck in a garbage truck compactor at a worksite west of Sydney.The man in his 40s was dragged five metres into the truck after becoming trapped.It took emergency crews more than four hours to free him.The incident happened while the man was cleaning the truck. He was transported to Westmead Hospital wi…
A new campaign urging electrical workers in the NT to ensure power is disconnected before starting work has been launched.The campaign christened ‘Survive, don’t work live’ is a joint initiative of NT WorkSafe, Power and Water, and the Electrical Trades Union.The campaign targeting electrical workers and apprentices was launched following an increase i…
Police have revealed that a worker who was killed at a mine site in WA’s Pilbara died after his light vehicle was run over by a dump truck.The 59-year-old man died at a gold mine site southeast of Newman on Thursday.Police said the dump truck driver escaped uninjured but was ‘clearly distraught.’It was the second fatality in a Western Australian mine s…
NT WorkSafe recently issued a safety alert following an explosion and a fire at a Darwin restaurant last month.Five patrons sustained injuries during the incident.An investigation to determine the cause of the incident is ongoing.NT WorkSafe said the purpose of the alert is to ‘remind restaurants, food vendors and domestic gas appliance users of the im…
Queensland firefighters who died in the line of duty were honoured on Monday at an annual remembrance ceremony at St Brigid’s Red Hill. In a speech read on her behalf by Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Firefighters Remembrance Day was a day to reflect on the risks faced by firefighters. “Every day, fi…
A fuel drum has exploded, injuring a male student in eastern Victoria. The teen suffered serious chest injuries during the Wednesday morning incident.Police, firefighters and ambulance paramedics attended the scene.The teenage boy was flown to the Royal Children's Hospital for treatment.Ambulance Victoria said the boy was transported in a stable condit…
A worker has been killed in an incident at an underground mine site in Western Australia. The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety confirmed the fatal incident happened in WA's Goldfields region on Tuesday afternoon.Mining activities at the site have been suspended, and police and mine safety inspectors are investigating the incident.Rea…
SafeWork NSW seeks public input on new safety measures to strengthen the current regulation of ammonium nitrate storage. Acting Head of SafeWork, Andrew Gavrielatos said the consultation aims to introduce 'mandatory separation distances between ammonium nitrate storage facilities and surrounding infrastructure.' "Although there is unlikely to be an inc…
Emergency services scrambled to Marian in north Queensland after a worker was seriously injured in an explosion on Monday afternoon.Queensland Ambulance Paramedics said they were called to the incident at about 2 pm.A man in his 20s was taken to Mackay Base Hospital in critical condition. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has been advised.Read the…
A woman has been flown to hospital by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after being kicked by a horse.The rescue chopper was tasked to a property south of Toowoomba at about 11.30 am on Monday morning.The woman was flown to Toowoomba Hospital to be treated for chest injuries.Source: LifeFlight.…
Safe Work Australia has released the latest workplace fatality figures for 2022. So far this year, 120 Australian workers have been killed at work. Transport, postal & warehousing industry has 52 fatalities; Agriculture, forestry & fishing 26 fatalities and construction have 15 fatalities. The Manufacturing industry has lost nine workers this y…
A former transport company has been fined for breaching health and safety regulations after a truck driver was fatally struck by the loading ramp of a trailer in 2019.Acting Head of SafeWork NSW Andrew Gavrielatos said the company was sentenced after pleading guilty in the District Court of New South Wales.“The court heard the truck driver was fatally…
Northern territory’s occupational health and safety regulator, NT WorkSafe, issued a safety alert after a worker suffered serious crush injuries while attempting to unload a 2.7-tonne utility compactor.NT WorkSafe said the alert highlights ‘the risk of serious crush injuries when unloading heavy machinery from tilt tray trucks when available safety equ…
A Melbourne grocery store has been convicted and fined after an employee's hand became stuck in a meat mincer.The company was recently sentenced in the Sunshine Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to failing to provide or maintain a safe plant, and failing to provide training to workers.During the incident in June 2020, the worker was using the me…
A WorkSafe Tasmania investigation into the deaths of six children at a primary school in Devonport is continuing.The children died after a strong wind lifted a jumping castle into the air in December 2021.WorkSafe Executive Director and Work Health and Safety Regulator Robyn Pearce said she is aware that the public was eagerly waiting for the safety wa…
Western Australia’s occupational health and safety watchdog has launched an investigation after a 68-year-old man was killed in a farm incident near Beverley on Tuesday.The man suffered fatal injuries after reportedly being struck by machinery.“Our investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing fu…
SafeWork NSW is conducting an inspection program in the manufacturing industry in the Sydney metropolitan area to ensure the safety of machinery operators. SafeWork Executive Director Compliance and Dispute Resolution Matt Press said a man in his 20s died in an incident involving machinery at a Riverstone recycling centre in July.“Sixty-five per cent o…
The LifeFlight Surat Gas rescue helicopter has airlifted an injured man to hospital after a truck rolled over at a worksite in South West Queensland.LifeFlight said the man in his 20s suffered head injuries after the incident on Tuesday afternoon.He was flown to Roma by the rescue chopper and later taken to Roma Hospital by ambulance paramedics.He was…
SafeWork NSW inspectors are visiting solar panel installation sites across the State to ensure employees work in a safe environment.SafeWork NSW Executive Director Compliance & Dispute Resolution Matthew Press said a similar operation conducted last year revealed some unsafe practices. “The installation of solar photovoltaic systems on rooftops has…
A motorcycle rider has died following a training incident at Somerton on Saturday morning.The 65-year-old woman reportedly crashed into a fence during a licence training course around 11:25 am.A WorkSafe investigation has been commenced into the fatal crash. Source: WorkSafe Victoria website.…
A Sydney roofing company was recently sentenced in the NSW District Court for breaches of safety regulations after a worker fell from a roof at a worksite in 2019.Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said the company was fined for failing to ensure a safe working environment for employees.“This is a case where the court heard a worker fell while helping t…
The new respirable coal dust workplace exposure standard of 1.5 mg/m3 took effect in Queensland on 1 October 2022.Consequently, WorkSafe advises businesses that work with coal to review dust control measures to ensure they meet the new requirements. The safety agency also wants workers to wear personal protective equipment to minimise the risk of expos…
A young boy was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after being knocked down by a gate in South West Queensland.The boy was attending a working stock event when a horse reportedly kicked the gate on Saturday morning.The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed at the scene just before 9 am.Queensland Ambulance paramedics stabilised the boy at the…
October 1 officially kicked off National Safe Work Month and Safe Work Australia reminds workplaces to ‘know safety, work safely’ and make workplace safety a priority.Safe Work Australia said National Safe Work Month is a time to raise awareness about workplace health and safety and encourage everyone to speak about safety at work.The federal safety ag…
With the latest figures showing 115 Australian workers have been killed at work so far this year, Safe Work Australia reminds all Australians to prioritise workplace health and safety during National Safe Work Month.In Australia, October is National Safe Work Month- a time to raise awareness about workplace health and safety.Safe Work Australia figures…
The latest Safe Work Australia figures reveal that 115 workers have been killed at work so far this year.Transport, postal & warehousing workplaces have recorded the highest number of work-related deaths, with 50 fatalities -14 more than at the same time last year. Agriculture, forestry & fishing workplaces reported 24 fatalities, Construction…
The Australian Government will provide $3.5 million to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to support heavy vehicle safety.NHVR will invest the funds into fifteen heavy vehicle projects through Round 7 of its Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI) program.In the last six years, the Federal Government has invested in 132 HVSI projects to improve safety…
WorkSafe WA has released the dates and locations for public consultation meetings on the agriculture industry Inquiry, with the first meeting scheduled for 11 October in Albany. The Inquiry was announced in June after the 12th death in the agricultural sector in a period of 12 months.WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh appointed Pam Scott to the posi…
NT WorkSafe urges workers and employers to keep workplace safety at the top of their minds during National Safe Work Month.The safety regulator says work-related injuries accounted for 4637 lost weeks in 2021-22.NT WorkSafe, in partnership with the Airport Development Group (ADG) is delivering free information sessions on workplace health and safety du…
A 70-year-old man has died after being hit by a falling tree in Western Australia.The man was driving a tractor on a property in North Dandalup on Sunday afternoon when the incident took place.He was critically injured and died at the scene.Source: Perth Now.…
With National Safe Work Month around the corner, SafeWork SA is urging businesses to take part in activities that promote workplace health and safety during October.More than 100 Australian workers died on the job in 2020, including 11 from South Australia.This year’s theme is ‘Know safety, work safe,’ with weekly themes including mental health, injuri…
Twenty-three people have been killed in workplace agricultural incidents so far this year, according to the latest WorkSafe data.The figures show Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in New Zealand, with six fatalities so far this year. Three of the fatalities were due to quad bike incidents.Transport and construction accounted for more…
A worker has been transported to hospital after suffering upper body injuries in an alleged assault at a Victorian youth justice centre.The worker was reportedly hit with a table tennis bat on Monday evening.Paramedics were called to the centre, northwest of Melbourne, shortly before 8 pm.WorkSafe is reportedly making inquiries into the incident.Source…
Two people suffered serious injuries in a work-related incident in West Auckland on Thursday morning.Police said emergency services attended a workplace in Glen Eden just after 8:15am. Ambulance paramedics conveyed two people to Auckland City Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.WorkSafe will investigate the incident.Source: NZ HERALD.…
A teenager is in hospital with serious injuries after a workplace incident in Henderson.The 16-year-old boy was hit by a wooden sheet on September 13.He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital, where he was placed in a coma.His family says he is responding well to treatment.WorkSafe has launched an investigation to determine the cause of the incident. Read…
Two NSW companies have been fined a total of $1.05 million after a worker was electrocuted more than three years ago.The two, a construction company and a roofing company, were recently fined $600,000 and $450,000, respectively after pleading guilty in the NSW District Court. SafeWork Executive Director Compliance & Dispute Resolution Matthew Press…
One person is being treated in hospital for injuries sustained in a crash at a Christchurch workplace on Tuesday morning.Emergency services were called to Sockburn at about 4 am after a ute reportedly rolled at a construction site.One person was rushed to Christchurch Hospital in critical condition after the incident.WorkSafe has been notified.Read mor…
The Victorian Farmers Federation has launched a farm safety guidebook for children aged between 10-15 years.The Child Safety on Farms guide was developed after a 2021 coronial inquiry revealed that seven Victorian children were killed in farm machinery incidents between 2016 and 2021.VFF senior farm safety advisor John Darcy said, "Sometimes parents ne…
A man was taken to hospital in serious condition after he fell from a house roof on the Gold Coast. Emergency services responded to the incident at Broadbeach Waters just before 9 am on Saturday.The man in his 50s was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.Read the original story here.…
The Northern Territory’s workplace health and safety watchdog has issued a safety alert after a worker fell over three meters from a forklift.The worker sustained fractured ribs and multiple bruises following the incident in August 2022. NT WorkSafe said, ‘the alert reminds businesses and workers to only use forklift attachments that have been designed…
A new study has found food delivery riders do not take more risks on the roads than private cyclists.Researchers from Queensland University of Technology observed and compared 3401 bicycle food delivery riders and private cyclists in five inner Brisbane suburbs during lunchtime and dinner time peaks over a period of six days last winter. “Despite media…
The NSW Resources Regulator has released a causal investigation report into a misfire incident at a central west NSW mine in May.No one was injured as a result of the explosion, which was caused by an unexpected initiation of electronic explosive detonators.NSW Resources Regulator said, "the report includes our investigation into the incident and our r…
WorkSafe has launched an investigation after a 59-year-old farmer was crushed to death by a seed bin north of Esperance on Thursday.Reports indicated the man was performing repairs under the seed bin at the time of the incident."WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incide…
An agricultural plane crashed on Queensland's Western Downs on Monday morning, killing the pilot.The aircraft crash-landed in a paddock near Chinchilla just before midday, according to police.The pilot, a man aged in his 30s, suffered serious injuries and was declared dead at the scene.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will investigate the…
SafeWork SA has recently launched a campaign aimed at stopping sexual harassment in the mining industry.The campaign was launched following numerous reports into sexual harassment, discrimination and violence in the Australian mining industry.The safety watchdog says it has released new guidance material on the issue to remind employers of their duties…
A teenage girl has been flown to hospital suffering rib injuries after being trampled by a cow in NSW.It happened at a local show in Merriwa on Sunday morning.The 16-year-old was treated at the scene before being transported to hospital.Originally published on Nine News.…
SafeWork NSW inspectors are visiting businesses in the tree work industry to promote safer working practices. SafeWork Executive Director of Compliance & Dispute Resolution Matthew Press said the campaign aims to address safety in an industry that continues to record a high number of serious incidents.“Every NSW tree worker has the right to a safe…
A New Zealand roofing company was recently ordered to pay a fine of $25,000 and reparations of $40,000 after a 14-year-old boy fell through a roof skylight, suffering multiple fractures.The company was sentenced at the Napier District Court for failing to ensure the health and safety of workers and allowing someone aged under 15 to carry out constructi…
A worker has been seriously injured after he plunged 30m down a steep cliff on the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday morning.The man in his 20s was working on trees when he fell from the edge, landing on the rocks below.He suffered multiple injuries in the fall.The man was winched to safety by the RACQ LifeFlight helicopter and transported to Princess Alexan…