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Full Court ruling could "avoid future deaths"

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
A series of geotechnical and risk assessments commissioned by a mine operator, before three workers were killed in a six-week period at the mine, appeared to be directly relevant to the circumstances of one of the fatalities and it would be "absurd" to prevent a coroner viewing them, an appeals court has ruled in a high-profile case.




Coroner examines "rare" fatality, and duty holders fined

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
A coronial inquiry has found that a single moment of inattention from a highly experienced worker led to him being dragged into a machine and dying. Meanwhile, an individual has been fined after a worker was killed on a tractor with corroded rollover protection, and an employer has been fined for confined space breaches.



Appeal paves the way for higher HVNL safety fines

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
In a rare and important decision, a court has increased a Heavy Vehicle National Law fine four-fold after examining the severity of the safety breach and the legislative purpose of the scheme. Meanwhile, the regulator has launched a safety-breach hotline and the consultation process for a "master" chain-of-responsibility code.



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