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An asbestos incident involving a Canberra earthmoving company has resulted in a $60,000 fine for the company.

The ACT Industrial Court originally convicted the company and issued an $80,000 fine however it was reduced to $60,000, taking into consideration the company’s guilty plea.

The breach led to an uncontrolled release of dust because of insufficient water suppression, a WorkSafe ACT inspector said.

The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe working environment due to the insufficient water suppression before demolition began. It also failed to provide effective means of communication between excavator operators and ground workers.

Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/11/canberra-asbestos-safety-incident-leads-60k-fine/#.WhneIze1vIV

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