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Worksafe Victoria’s reports reveal that there were 274 injuries in the region between June 2007 and June this year, adding up to appproximately $5.6 million in compensation to workers.
Brimbank is currently ranked 13th in the state, only being surpassed by neighbouring Wyndham, Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong local government areas.
Greater Dandenong is number one in this exclusive group,with a startling 780 injuries as well as claims that add up to over $20 million.
According to Worksafe health and safety operations manager Lisa Sturzenegger ,Victorian workers lost 450 body parts as a result of machinery accidents in the past five years.
She attributed the $220 million medical bill to the amputations, cuts, crushing and other injuries to nearly 11,000 workers as well as the subsequent treatment, rehabilitation and financial assistance
In under five years, nearly $2 million in fines were charged to employers following WorkSafe prosecutions that revolved around guard rail safety measures as well as a multitude of unsafe machinery cases .
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Source : http://brimbank-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/5m-for-work-injuries/
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