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A Myaree tree lopper has been fined $12,000 (plus almost $1400 in costs) over an incident in which he and an employee were injured when an elevating work platform (EWP) they were using toppled over. Gerald Shields pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Rockingham Magistrates Court yesterday. In May 2010, Mr Shields was contracted by the...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Sep 2012
A transport company was fined $9000 for nine charges (plus $11000 in costs) on Friday 17 August. Eight charges related to Taramore Pty Ltd, trading as Ontraq Haulage for failing to ensure drivers drove within the prescribed hours to appropriately manage fatigue. The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 place a responsibility on employers to manage fatigue and assist drivers by having...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Aug 2012
WorkSafe Inspectors are travelling to Boyup Brook to investigate the work-related death of a logging worker at a worksite. Inspectors will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. The man was believed to have been felling trees and was crushed. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in Western Australia with the aim of prevention. WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Aug 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a male worker at a worksite in Jandakot on Saturday. The man was caught in machinery and WorkSafe inspectors are investigating the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in Western Australia with the aim of preventing future similar incidents. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said any work-...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Aug 2012
The State Government is seeking public comment on the costs and benefits of the proposed national Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations as they apply specifically to Western Australian workplaces. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the public comment period was a good opportunity for businesses, industry and workers to express their opinions on the costs and benefits associated...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Aug 2012
An employment consultancy has been fined $50,000 (plus $4631.65 in costs) over an incident in which two female workers became lost in a remote location north-east of Kalgoorlie. MAXNetwork Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court today. MAXNetwork was contracted to the Department of Education, Employment...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Aug 2012

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