OHS & Enviro Incidents

A selection of Workplace Health, Safety & Environmental incidents, prosecutions and fines which occurred throughout Australia.

Click on each Month to go to the full articles.

June 2010
Includes federal action against Australia Post, rural mobile plant fatality, asbestos dumping, mining company fuel spill, prosecution over death of a 16 year old worker and a reckless endangerment prosecution.

July 2010
Dedicated to employee prosecutions including smoking employee that caused explosion, supervisor bypassing safety device, employee misleading OHS regulator and a forklift joyriding incident goes wrong.

August 2010
Includes another go-kart customer suffers neck injuries from clothes entangled in axle, school students exposed to asbestos due to unsafe construction workers, $420,000 compensation payout to office worker who fell off her chair, supervisors ignoring hazard reports, South Australia updates its OH&S legislation, 16 yr old apprentice accidentally shoots himself with a nailgun and construction worker falls 6m from scaffold into concrete pool.