A tourism operator has been fined for WHS breaches, including failing to follow a manufacturer's instructions, which led to a woman sustaining "cannon ball" injuries. Meanwhile, regulators have issued alerts after two fatal falls and two serious crane incidents involving counterweights.
WHS amendments prompted by the Dreamworld disaster are commencing in Queensland in eight weeks, while the national model WHS laws could be amended to prevent devices covered by a prohibition notice in one jurisdiction being transferred to and used in another.
An appeals court has upheld a $480,000 damages award, confirming that an employer breached its duty of care to a worker by failing to maintain a non-slip work surface according to the manufacturer's guidelines or periodically check its slip resistance.
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