A flooring installer from Western Australia, has been fined $5000 after an apprentice suffered serious injuries to his hand while using an unguarded saw during work on a residential construction site.
The contractor failed in his duty of care to provide workers with a safe working environment and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court.
The young man was working on the construction of a floating timber floor at a residential dwelling in Perth.
The worker injured his right hand when it was pulled into the blade of the unguarded table saw. The incident which took place in 2012, left the young man with serious tendon injuries.