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Date PostedMay 28, 2018

Central Coast Company Fined after Man Falls 4.5m

A company has been fined $120,000 after a worker fell 4.5 metres from a cool room in a 2016 incident.

The Central Coast kitchen cabinet maker was fined in the Sydney District Court for failing to ensure the health and safety of the worker, who was 55 years old at the time.

It was revealed that the man did not have high risk construction training or work from heights training.  While the company had received a quote for training, they thought the cost was too high and that workers were experienced enough to undertake this work.

The company also apparently had few safeguards in place to eliminate or minimise the associated risks.

At the time of the accident the worker was assisting in the removal of air conditioning ducting from the top of the cool room when he fell 4.5m onto the concrete floor beneath when the suspended ceiling panel gave in.

The man missed work for months after suffering a fractured wrist and elbow as well as a fractured kneecap.

In 2017 SafeWork NSW successfully prosecuted 34 offenders and issued 218 penalty notices. Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/04/central-coast-company-fined-worker-injured-fall/#.WudAT5clE1k

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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