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Fatality on Construction Site Results in $300,000 Fine


A Melbourne construction company has received a fine of $300,000  for a fatal wall collapse that happened in June 2014. The court found that the company should have known the freestanding structure could be dangerous.

The tragic incident resulted in the death of Michael Klanja, a carpenter and father of 2. Mr Klanja died after a strong wind blew down the brick wall at the Brighton East construction site, where he was working as a contractor.

The structure did not have proper bracing and the company should have known that it would have fallen on a windy day. The wall had been standing for just 10 days.


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