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Date PostedAugust 15, 2019

Trench Collapse Fatality Results in Fine for Company Involved

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A company has been fined over the deaths of 2 Ballarat workers that died last year in March when the trench they were working in collapsed.

The incident was investigated by WorkSafe who alleged that the company had failed to properly supervise its employees and did not provide the appropriate safety equipment, as a result one man was instantly killed while the other died in hospital after being buried waist deep in the trench.

The families of the 2 workers are campaigning for the introduction of industrial manslaughter laws.

This tragedy should serve as a warning to other companies about the risks of failing to provide a safe working environment for employees and the importance of supervision when high risk work is being undertaken.

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-09/company-charged-over-ballarat-trench-collapse-deaths/10701784

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