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.
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.
A PCBU that didn't take steps to prevent workers accessing or operating machinery awaiting repairs has been convicted of a criminal offence and fined $150,000, after four of a worker's fingers were amputated.
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.
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.
A company and its director have been fined a total of $270,000, after the company modified its work procedures to require staff to be in a position where they were at the greatest risk of being struck by falling forklift loads.
A workplace health service provider has failed in its appeal against a ruling that it s-xually harassed a Sydney Water worker by using her picture on a s-xually suggestive WHS poster, with a court finding its "subjective intention" was irrelevant.