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Date PostedJune 9, 2018

Contractor Fined for Death of Fatigued Worker

Worker fatigue is not to be taken lightly, as an incident in New Zealand has recently proven.

WorkSafe New Zealand warned that work fatigue should not compromise worker safety, sharing the details of an incident which led to a company being sentenced for the death of a fatigued worker in 2016.

A worker had logged a 16,75 hour day when he crashed the tractor he was driving and died as a result of injuries.

An investigation found that the man had workers 197.25 hours in the two weeks leading up to the incident and fatigue was identified as the most likely cause of the incident. He had not been wearing a seatbelt at the time.

The company received a final fine of $10,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $80,000.

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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