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Date PostedApril 21, 2018

Workplace Death Results in Fine for Builder

A Bankstown building contractor has appeared in the Sydney District Court for failing to protect the health and safety of its workers following the death of a 19 year old apprentice.

The young worker fell while building a walkway platform and was discovered lying on the concrete floor below, he had been working unsupervised. It was the first time the second year apprentice had undertaken the task and despite his inexperience, he was not adequately supervised.

The man was taken to hospital where he was operated on and died a week later.

The building contractor was fined $405,000 over the tragic incident.

This tragedy reminds us that apprentice workers are inexperienced and eager to please, so it’s unlikely they will speak up about being left unsupervised. It’s the responsibility of the employer to ensure young workers are properly trained and supervised. Read the full story: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/03/bankstown-builder-fined-workplace-death/#.WsJP8pclE1k

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