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A company operating from Bibra Lake has been fined $40,000 (plus $12,000 costs) over an incident in which an employee had two fingers amputated. Harvest Freshcuts Pty Ltd was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing the employee serious harm, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. The company operated a business that produced...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Nov 2012
WorkSafe is investigating the overnight death of a 45-year-old Department of Conservation and Environment (DEC) employee. The woman was fighting a fire at Black Cat Creek near Albany on October 12 and sustained serious burns when a wind change pushed the fire towards her vehicle. A WorkSafe investigation began soon after the fire, and inspectors continue to investigate the circumstances of the...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Nov 2012
Consumer Protection is advising passengers booked on the cruise ship Athena that their travel plans may be in doubt. Sydney-based company, Classic International Cruises Pty Ltd (CIC Australia), which booked the ship for a series of Australian cruises over a four month period, has gone into voluntary administration. The Athena cruise ship was due to depart Marseilles in France on 12 November 2012...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 1 November 2012, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 9 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 8 cpl up to 146.9 cpl. Most BP, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 145.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Oct 2012
Almost 30,000 scam letters bound for WA homes have been intercepted by Consumer Protection. The seized mail promoting about 30 different scams will be destroyed and can be divided into four categories: Prize/Lottery notifications which claim that the addressee is eligible for a large prize and has either been selected randomly or has been personally selected by the writer of the letter. These...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Oct 2012
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority in the lead-up to the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that last November had been a particularly bad month in terms of work-related deaths. "Five Western Australians died over a period of less than three weeks in work-related incidents during November last year," Mr McCulloch said. "...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Oct 2012
WorkSafe has issued a reassurance that the investigation into the death of pearl diver Jarrod Hampton in April this year is progressing. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that, given the high level of public interest in the case, it was timely to reassure the Hampton family and the community that the investigation was continuing. "Much of the preliminary investigation has been...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Oct 2012
New laws promoting fairness in the retirement living arrangements of Western Australian seniors have passed State Parliament .
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Oct 2012
Passengers booked on Skippers Aviation flights between Perth and Carnarvon have been affected by the closure of the Travelworld travel agency in Carnarvon which has gone into administration. Consumer Protection believes between 180 and 340 airline bookings through the agency may be affected and passengers are advised that they should apply to the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF) for compensation...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Oct 2012
The five winners of the prestigious 2012 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced this morning. Veolia Transport Perth Pty Ltd, Fremantle Ports, Sinclair Knight Merz and Balfour Beatty UGL, Daniel Smith and Mike Hayward are the winners of the award categories and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the five...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Oct 2012

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