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Date PostedJune 21, 2017

Worker Paralysed, Company Director Fined

A director has learned  the hard way about the importance of employee safety, after being fined $12,500 in addition to the company’s $37,500 fine for an incident that left a worker a tetraplegic.

The company and its director failed to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of its employee while at work. The man was struck on the back by a part of a harvester while he was unloading it from a truck, at a remote location in March 2016.

The incident left the man a tetraplegic, in need of 24 hour care.

Despite the harvester being in use since 1996, the company and director did not follow basic health and safety management practices, WorkSafe said. Find out more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/05/company-director-fined-incident-left-employee-paralysed/#.WUkbD8YlEl1

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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