Browsing: WHS decisions (NSW)

FRI
3:47PM

Lack of refresher training leads to pinning and prosecution

An employer that failed to re-induct or provide refresher training to a worker, when he was transferred to a different department, has been fined for safety breaches, after the man was struck by a 2.3-tonne load in a forklift incident.

TUE
11:39AM

Unskilled workers unlawfully allowed to do hot work

An employer that allowed an informal work practice to develop, where unqualified personnel performed hot work, has been fined $180,000, after a drum exploded and caused serious injuries.

FRI
1:36PM

Unsafe BHP work road caused PTSD

Resources giant BHP has been ordered to pay nearly $600,000 in damages to a worker who was injured in an incident that also attracted a safety fine. The man hurt his back and developed post-traumatic stress disorder after an unsafe BHP road forced him to engage in dangerous driving.

THU
3:30PM

PCBU should have resisted principal's safety decision

An employer should have insisted on using its proposed safety controls after a principal contractor rejected a quote covering the measures, a court has found in convicting the employer over an incident where three workers fell.

WED
3:55PM

Communication flaws cause serious injuries, attract fine

A PCBU on Sydney's WestConnex road project has been fined for failing to communicate critical safety information on the high-risk tests it conducted, causing a worker from another work group to be struck and injured by pressurised water.

MON
11:43AM

WHS system silent on inspections near powerlines

An employer that failed to ensure certain "particulars" of its "comprehensive" safety management system were followed has been fined $150,000, after a worker came into contact with powerlines.


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