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Date PostedMay 24, 2016

Company Fined for Safety Breaches


A Vic construction firm has been fined $30,000 by the Moorabbin Magistrates Court recently over a workplace incident that left one worker severely injured.

The man fell 8 metres through unsecured  metal sheeting on 22 July 2014.

The company failed to provide or maintain a safe working environment and failed to provide a safe system of work. The company pleaded guilty to 2 counts of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.

The injured man was working on a formwork deck and scaffold construction that had been erected over a road at the site. The man fell 8 metres to the road below while walking across an area that had been covered by metal sheeting which was unsecured and had moved out of place.

The company received a conviction to pay a fine of $30,000 and $4423 in costs.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/04/construction-company-fined-safety-violations/#.V0MDtPl97IV

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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