Contractor suffers two partially severed fingers at Billboard Media

WorkSafe Victoria has confirmed a workplace incident has caused a contractor to suffer two partially severed fingers at Billboard Media in Melbourne.

Sprinter understands the incident took place last week and involved the contractor interacting with a Hasler cutting table.

“WorkSafe has responded to an incident and continues to monitor the workplace to ensure occupational health and safety obligations are being met,” Sprinter was told in an exclusive statement issued by WorkSafe Victoria.

“Victorian employees have a duty under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to do everything reasonably practicable to protect workers and others in a workplace from risks to their safety,” WorkSafe Victoria said in their statement.

“When responding to a workplace incident, WorkSafe inspectors seek to ensure duty holders are complying with their obligations under the OHS ACT by inspecting workplaces, making enquiries with relevant parties, providing advice and information and taking enforcement action when there is evidence of a contravention or an immediate risk to health and safety. This could include issuing improvement or prohibition notices, which provide guidance to duty holders on how an identified matter can be remedied and specify by when they must comply,” WorkSafe Victoria said. 

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One thought on “Contractor suffers two partially severed fingers at Billboard Media

  1. What actually happened?
    A description of the event may avoid another injury!
    Funny how the “experts” tell us all to be aware of potential risks and advise serious “overview” if employees are unaware –

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