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Date PostedSeptember 14, 2017

Builder Fined Over Apprentice Death

A building firm and its director, have been fined $88,000 following the 2013 death of a 21 year old apprentice at a Caulfield South site.

The building company and director pleaded guilty to one charge each of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment.

The company was carrying out carpentry work at an apartment complex under construction when an apprentice installed first floor trusses and laid the first floor.The block wall was completed up to the second level where the apprentice and director were working when flooring sheets weighing a 1.76 tonnes were placed on the floor and the trusses collapsed.

The trusses then fell on to the first floor and then both floors collapsed to the ground. The director was injured and his apprentice was trapped under the debris and passed away at the scene. See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/09/vic-builder-fined-death-apprentice/#.WbPsntG1vIU

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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