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January 2, 2018
Company Fined $60,000 following A Fall that Left The Worker Brain Damaged
Falls from height are a major issue on construction sites and injuries resulting from falls on work sites are becoming more frequent, despite all the warnings regarding safe work from heights and fall protection.
Recently a Dural based company was fined $60,000 for failing to ensure the safety of a worker who was seriously injured during a fall.
The company was the principal contractor at the building site where the worker fell through an unguarded void in June 2015. He was plastering at the time.
The plasterer suffered multiple injuries including a major brain injury which left him unable to work or continue his studies.
An investigation by SafeWork NSW revealed that the company failed to check if the scaffolding was safe or that fall prevention measures were in place.
The company was fined $60,000 after pleading guilty.
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