Browsing: Fatalities

THU
2:19PM

Poor work amenities among repeated WHS breaches

A WHS regulator has called for members of the public to report any substandard safety practices they witness, and warned that the absence of suitable workplace amenities continues to be a major problem in one industry.

WED
3:55PM

PCBU fined $250k after manslaughter charge downgraded

A PCBU that was initially charged with the industrial manslaughter of a worker, whose role required him to perform manual tasks within touching distance of an unguarded conveyor, has been fined $250,000 under an alternative charge.

MON
3:44PM

WHS changes flagged with review of murder investigation

WHS laws could be amended, and prosecutory functions expanded, with a former Federal Court judge being appointed to review the adequacy of a WHS investigation into the murder of a nurse.

FRI
2:29PM

Unsafe work practice causes seizure death 13 years later

An inquest into a man's death from a seizure has provided a stark reminder of the potentially devastating long-term consequences of poor workplace processes, including one practice that "should never occur in a controlled work environment".

FRI
3:13PM

Director escapes jail, but fined for similar WHS offence

A company director who successfully overturned his fatality-related reckless conduct conviction and jailing has, along with his brother and two businesses, been fined over a similar WHS incident to the one that resulted in the death.

WED
3:32PM

Fatality inquiry sends reminder on power tool dangers

A coronial inquiry into the death of a recently immigrated worker has highlighted the very real dangers faced by inexperienced workers and posed by power tools, particularly tools with unsafe modifications or faults.

MON
2:13PM

"Encompassment" warning issued ahead of WHS changes

The "encompassment" of high-risk work licences under the national model WHS Regulations can lead to situations where hazardous tasks are performed by workers without the necessary training, a special paper on crane licensing has revealed.


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