A worker was injured in an "accident waiting to happen", with his employer failing to enforce safe time limits for a task applying "injurious" stress to his body, and is entitled to more than $1.1 million in damages, a judge has found.
A PCBU did not satisfy its WHS duty to eliminate or minimise the risk of workers being crushed by an electric rise-and-fall platform (RFP), in a noisy environment, by fitting the RFP with a loud siren, a superior court has confirmed.
An appeals court has upheld a multimillion-dollar damages ruling (with minor variations), confirming a contractor was vicariously liable for a technician's negligent act that caused four workers to sustain injuries in a jolting lift.
A site supervisor who failed to heed a manager's safety warning, or comply with a Code of Practice, has been fined over a worker's crush injuries, while two companies have been charged over an incident that endangered a passing motorist.
A new Compliance Code instructing employers to consider keeping EpiPens in their first-aid kits has taken effect in Victoria, while the State Government has locked in new silica-related OHS Regulations covering multiple industries, with amendments to the clauses released for public comment.
A court has rejected a worker's claim his employer negligently provided him with faulty equipment that forced him to adopt injury-causing postures. It found his symptoms arose from the "general physical nature" of his duties, not any acts of negligence.