Browsing: WHS decisions (NSW)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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