Serious Worker Injury Results in $90,000 Fine for Mining Company

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Source: www.som.uq.edu.au

A processing firm has been slapped with a $90,000 fine for an incident that happened in 2012 which resulted in a serious injury for one worker.

The firm pleaded guilty to 2 charges of failing to provide a safe work environment following the October 2012 incident.

The worker was seriously injured after being stuck by a one tonne pipe and being swept off the stack of pipes. The worker fell 4 meters. The man was rigging the pipes to a crane before they could be unloaded from the truck when the incident happened.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/10/company-fined-90000-providing-safe-work-environment/#.VhJex_mqqko

The Fortnightly OH&S News Wrap-Up: Massive Fine for “Near Miss” – Don’t Get Caught Out!

A construction company in Perth was fined $65,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than $8000 following an incident involving an assembled street light which came too close to high-voltage power lines near a Shell service station. The company pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court for failing to provide workers with a safe workplace. Although fortunately no workers were injured, the neglect of safety could have resulted in extreme injuries or deaths and it was for this reason that the fine was so heavy.

Read the full article here: Construction Company Fined for Safety Breaches

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