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stockpile fatality

Stockpile truck fatality costs quarry operator $230K

The operator of a quarry in Victoria has been convicted and fined $230,000 after a driver was killed when his vehicle rolled on a stockpile in May 2016. Keilor Melton Quarries Pty Ltd was sentenced...

incident trends

Enter the danger zone | Incident trends send a warning

While the Christmas holiday season may be a time of celebration and relaxation, companies and employees are being urged to slow down and put work safety first. Incident trends have tended to increase...

safe work month

Safe Work Month – 191 Aussies died from work

Every year throughout October, Australians observe National Safe Work Month, which is a time for workers and employers to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace. Last year in Australia, 191...

fatigue management

Roadblocks combat fatigue management

WorkSafe WA is conducting a series of roadblock exercises to assess levels of compliance with fatigue management and related laws, and recently participated in a joint roadblock operation undertaken...

Company fined $50,000 after worker loses both legs

An infrastructure company has been fined $50,000 over an incident in 2011 that resulted in a worker having both legs amputated below the knee. The Pilbara Infrastructure – a wholly owned...

Quarry Worker Dies After Dump Truck Rollover

A man has been killed this morning after a truck rollover at a Melbourne quarry. Police and emergency services were called to the quarry, located in Plumpton at the intersection of Leakes Road and...

Electric company charged over Hazelwood mine blaze

An electric service company has been charged with 10 safety breaches after the Hazelwood mine fire in Victoria’s La Trobe Valley, which burned for almost 40 days. After a WorkSafe...

Keep safe at work over the festive season

With Christmas exactly one month away, SafeWork Victoria has warned to keep safe over the busy holiday season. “While the build-up to Christmas is a busy period for every workplace, it should...