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Date PostedJuly 19, 2017

Operations Manager Fined After Labourers Serious Injuries

The operation manager of a roofing company was recently fined $7500 and ordered to pay costs of $517 over an incident which left a labourer seriously injured, after falling through a skylight.

The manager pleaded guilty to failure to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting another person, therefore causing serious harm. He was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court in June.

The incident occurred in September 2015 when 2 plumbers were removing rusty metal roof sheets from a roof. Another plumber and roof labourer were cleaning up. The manager was aware that the roofs had several fragile skylights but failed to ensure safe work methods were implemented.

The injured labourer wasn’t informed of the skylight and fell when he stepped back. He suffered multiple serious injuries and fractures.

Find out more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/07/operations-manager-fined-labourers-serious-fall-injuries/#.WW59SeklHIV

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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