The consequences of failing to comply with health and safety regulations has come to the forefront following a case involving 2 businesses in Sydney.
The companies were fined more than $200,000 combined after a worker fell 2 stories on a construction site in Sydney.
The lack of proper safety guards led to the worker falling 2 stories and suffering horrific injuries, including multiple broken ribs and a fractured leg and ankle.
He underwent surgery and had to spend 2 weeks in hospital recovering.
Authorities said this type of incident is totally avoidable and therefore unacceptable.