Remember the horrific workplace incident in 2013 which resulted in an 18 year old worker’s skull being pierced by a steel bar, well the construction company has now been fined $90,000 over the incident.

The young man was operating an excavator at the time however the glass front screen of the excavator was open, and while the subcontractor witnessed this, he did not advise the young worker to close it.

The steel bar flew into the cabin, piercing the victim’s skull and penetrating it approximately 85mm deep.

Safety doesn’t always have to be complicated, sometimes its ensuring that the basics are covered, this is one of the reasons why the White Card training is so important that the federal government has mandated it for all construction workers.

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