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A Munglinup farmer has been fined $20,000 (plus $10,000 in costs) over a 2008 incident in which a female farm hand suffered serious injuries including an amputated arm. John Bylsma, the operator of Minnikin Farm at Munglinup, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Apr 2012
A labourer has been fined $8000 (plus more than $1000 in costs) over an incident in which another worker sustained a serious and permanent eye injury. Steven Alexander Carl Zankl pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety and health of another person, and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court this month. On November 12, 2009, Mr Zankl was...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Mar 2012
A vineyard and winery at Frankland River has been fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker fell from a ladder and was seriously injured. Ferngrove Vineyards Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a worker and was fined in the Albany Magistrates Court last month. In July 2008, an employee of Ferngrove was engaged...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Mar 2012
The supplier of a woodchipping machine has been fined $30,000 (plus $12,000 in costs) over an incident in which a worker’s hand was severely injured. As the supplier of the machine, CJD Equipment Pty Ltd was found guilty of failing to ensure that the design and construction of the machine was safe and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a person and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Feb 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 47-year-old tree lopper at a worksite in South Perth this morning. Two men were believed to have been lopping trees from a cherry picker when the boom snapped and they fell around nine metres. The second man survived the fall. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Feb 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 31-year-old meat processing worker at a worksite in Esperance this morning. The woman was believed to have been working with machinery. Inspectors are travelling to the site to investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Feb 2012
A Bibra Lake manufacturer of insulation and pillows has been fined a total of $55,000 over a lack of machinery guarding that resulted in the partial amputation of a worker’s finger. United Bonded Fabrics Pty Ltd – trading as Tontine Fibres – pleaded guilty to four charges and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last week. United Bonded Fabrics pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Jan 2012
The owners of a rigging and construction business have been fined a total of $32,500 for failing to provide workers with a fall injury prevention system on a construction site. Michael Barry Fisher – trading as Ultra Speed Rigging and Construction – pleaded guilty as a self-employed person to failing to ensure that the safety and health of a person was not adversely affected by a hazard that was...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Jan 2012
A Maddington manufacturer of transportable homes has been fined $4000 over an incident in which a worker was injured when he fell from the roof of a home. Quality Builders Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide edge protection or a fall injury prevention system, and was fined in the Armadale Magistrates Court last month. In July 2009, two contractors were working on the corrugated sheeting...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Jan 2012
A Welshpool manufacturing company has been fined $20,000 over an incident in which an employee sustained injuries to his left arm when part of a rope press shattered and struck him. Jeminex Brands & Operations Pty Ltd (formerly Beaver Brands) pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. Jeminex Brands is a...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Dec 2011
A Kewdale freight logistics company has been fined $100,000 over an incident in which a security guard was injured when a security gate fell on him. Having had control of the workplace, Airroad Pty Limited (at the time registered as Air Road Distribution Pty Ltd) pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace for a person who was not an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Dec 2011
A Kewdale company engaged in designing and manufacturing semi-trailers has been fined $20,000 over an incident in which a worker was injured by a tanker that rolled off a stand. General Transport Equipment Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety or health of a person not being an employee and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2009, General Transport was...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Dec 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a worker at a factory in Bayswater this morning. The man was believed to have been crushed by a slab of stone at a business engaged in making stone benchtops. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after the incident and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Dec 2011
WorkSafe has laid charges against two companies over the 2008 deaths of a tanker driver and a manager at the Broome depot of one of the companies. Baker Hughes Australia Pty Ltd (operators of a Broome depot) and Oilfields Transport Services Pty Ltd (a transport services company engaged by Baker Hughes) have both been charged with failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Nov 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 53-year-old mechanic at Midland. The man was believed to have died on Friday while working alone. His body was discovered this morning. Inspectors travelled to the site and will investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Nov 2011
WorkSafe is investigating a collision between a four-wheel-drive and a quad bike last week that left a 25-year-old man critically injured. The collision took place on private property at Scott River East last Thursday afternoon. It is believed visibility in the area may have been reduced by smoke. The quad bike rider was a 25-year-old man who was airlifted to Perth and remains in a critical but...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Nov 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the death of a 72-year-old man at Innaloo this afternoon. The man was believed to have been struck by a reversing bobcat that was carrying out reticulation work at parkland near the Morris Road shops at Innaloo. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after the incident and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Nov 2011
A Mandurah steel fabricating and manufacturing business has been fined $25,000 over an incident in which a 16-year-old work experience student had parts of three fingers amputated. Tropical Bay Pty Ltd – trading as Transcoat Engineering – pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of a non-employee and, by that failure, causing serious harm, and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Nov 2011
An employee of a rigging company has been fined $1250 (plus $528 in costs) over an incident in which a 10-tonne steel roof section fell from a tower crane on a building site. Graham Steven Bell pleaded guilty to, as an employee, failing to take reasonable care to ensure his own safety and the safety of others, and was fined in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Monday. In July 2009, Mr Bell was...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Nov 2011
WA’s cyclone season has begun, and businesses throughout the North-West of the State have been reminded to ensure contingency plans are established and in operation. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was crucial that everyone on sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. “The cyclone season officially began on November 1, and under WA’s...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Nov 2011
The five winners of the prestigious 2011 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced on Friday. Decimil, the Public Transport Authority, Wellington Dam Alliance, Leicon Notley and John McDonnell from Hollywood Private Hospital are the winners of the five award categories and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Oct 2011
A roof carpenter has been fined $27,500 over an incident in which a contractor lost sight in one eye after being struck by a nail from a nail gun. Robin Vlasschaert – trading as RC Vlasschaert Carpentry Services - pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment for a contractor and, by that failure, causing serious harm to the contractor, and was fined in the Rockingham Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Oct 2011
The second of two drivers of the van in which Aboriginal elder Mr Ward died in 2008 has been fined $11,000 over her part in the incident. Nina Stokoe pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of another person through an act or omission at work and, by that failure, causing a third degree burn to Mr Ward and his death, and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Oct 2011
A company that supplies and installs aluminium and glass facades to buildings has been fined $15,000 over an incident in which a labour hire worker’s leg was broken by glass panels. Access Alum Australia Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2009, Access Alum was engaged to...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Sep 2011
WorkSafe is about to begin an inspection program to look at safety issues associated with machinery and equipment wholesaling. The program will continue throughout the remainder of the financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspections would focus on raising awareness of the safety risks and ensuring that employers had the information...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Sep 2011

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