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Company fined after worker’s fingers caught in roller - 4.6.24

Warrnambool roofing manufacturer Uniroll Roofing Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined $40,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when they were told to bypass a machine’s safeguards to clean it. The company pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to provide or maintain a safe system of work... Read more.

Rubber supplier fined $450K over workplace fatality - 27.5.24

A rubber product manufacturer based in Dandenong South has been convicted and fined $450,000 after a worker died when he was struck on the head by a machine component. The Elastomers Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to a single charge of failing to provide plant that was, so far as... Read more.

Vic company fined after worker loses thumb - 14.11.23

Tank manufacturer Polymaster Pty Ltd has been fined $65,000 after a worker’s thumb was amputated following an incident at its Swan Hill factory. The company pleaded guilty to a single charge of failing to provide or maintain a system of work that was safe, without risks to health. The... Read more.

Company fined after worker’s fingers severed by machine - 14.11.23

Cardboard box company Visy Board Pty Ltd has been fined $275,000 and ordered to pay $8500 in costs after an incident in which a worker had parts of two fingers severed. The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment. The company operates a... Read more.

Unsafe machine cost worker his arm - 25.10.23

WorkSafe New Zealand is again warning businesses to be on alert for the dangers of moving machinery, after a worker had his arm amputated on the job at a concrete manufacturer in Manawatū. The victim was working at Dunlop Drymix Limited in Feilding early one morning in November 2021.... Read more.