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Date PostedJanuary 18, 2017

Western Australian Mining Company Charged $40,000 for Workplace Safety Breach

Companies who fail to meet their WHS requirements should learn from the fate of a Western Australian mining company who were fined $40,000 for a 2014 incident which resulted in three workers being trapped in a control room after a tank rupture caused an acid spill. Although the workers managed to escape without injury, the company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe working environment and was fined in a WA court.

According to Department of Mines and Petroleum safety director Andrew Chaplyn, the mining company was aware of the need to carry out regular inspections and repairs of the tanks but failed to do so, which led to the near catastrophic, but totally preventable incident.

Find out more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/01/wa-mining-company-fined-workplace-safety-breach/#.WHOPXFz-m-c

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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