Four employers have been fined a total of nearly $350,000, after a misdirected swim school student sustained debilitating spinal injuries, a student worker fell five metres and other serious incidents, while a company's low safety fine has been increased six-fold on appeal.
Two employers have been fined a total of $180,000 after a worker died falling 11 metres thorough a skylight, while a company has been handed a second round of fines for asbestos and document-request breaches, just five months after it and its two directors were fined $605,000 under environment laws.
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A PCBU engaged to service a building maintenance unit (BMU) knew the unit was years overdue for a major inspection, and should have "prompted" its client to commission one, a court has found in fining the PCBU $300,000.
A court has detailed workplace arrangements that could amount to the impermissible delegation of WHS duties imposed on officers, in ordering a prosecutor to re-plead its allegations against a company director.