Media releases

Farmers, older workers dominate workplace death toll

11 January 2018

WorkSafe is urging Victorian workplaces to re-think their approach to safety following a rise in the number of fatalities at work in 2017.

Man trampled to death at Georges Creek

4 January 2018

A stock agent has died after being trampled by an animal on a cattle farm at Georges Creek near Tallangatta, southeast of Albury Wodonga today.

Don’t risk lives by using illegal fireworks

27 December 2017

Victorians are being warned of the dangers of buying and using illegal fireworks this festive season.

Worker’s foot amputated after being crushed by crane

21 December 2017

A silo manufacturing company in Rochester has been fined $30,000 after a mobile crane ran over an employee’s leg and crushed his foot, which later had to be amputated.

Secure construction sites before the Christmas break

19 December 2017

Builders across Victoria should ensure construction sites are safe and secure before heading off on the Christmas break.

Ride operators on notice as carnival season nears

18 December 2017

WorkSafe inspectors will be focusing closely on carnival ride safety as the summer festival season prepares to get under way.

Department of Justice fined $300,000 over Ravenhall unrest

15 December 2017

The Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation has been convicted and fined $300,000 for putting staff at risk in the lead-up to a riot at the Melbourne Remand Centre in 2015.

Man crushed by bull at Dunkeld

15 December 2017

A man has died after being crushed by a bull at a property at Dunkeld.

Put safety first at roadside construction sites

15 December 2017

WorkSafe is urging employers, workers and the public to prioritise safety in and around roadside construction work after a recent inspection campaign revealed inadequate safety measures at a number of sites.

Cleaning company fined $30,000 after worker’s hand crushed

12 December 2017

A commercial cleaning company has been convicted and fined $30,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed at a Cobram meat processing facility.

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