Browsing: WHS decisions (WA)


Site controller allowed unsafe interim control measure

An employer breached safety laws in failing to ensure a plan to install edge protection around a newly created void was completed before workers were permitted to enter the area, a court has found in fining the company over a fall.


Long-standing unsafe process prompts warning

Employers have been reminded of the stringent safety laws that apply to electrical equipment, after a company was fined for allowing such equipment to be tested by unlicensed staff.


Employer re-sentenced after negligence case quashed

An employer that overturned its gross negligence conviction, relating to a labour-hire worker's full-arm amputation in an unguarded pinch point of a machine, has been fined $230,000 under amended charges.


System for coordinating trades deemed safe at $1.2b site

A company's safe system for managing space and work clashes between different trades on a major project has helped block a $770,000 injury damages bid, made by a "keen" worker who took it upon himself to remove materials installed by other contractors.


Workplace safety breaches electrify four homes

A major government employer has been fined for safety breaches that led to contractors inadvertently electrifying taps and other metallic objects in four houses.


Two companies fined for asbestos breaches and form failure; employer charged over death

In a case sending an important reminder to duty holders on the ongoing presence of asbestos-containing materials in many workplaces, two companies have been fined after engineering workers were potentially exposed to asbestos fibres. Meanwhile, an employer has been charged with failing to provide a safe system for unloading imported stones slabs, after a worker was killed.


Failed structure attracts multiple safety penalties

Two companies that failed to arrange formal inspections of a large workplace tank have been fined for work health and safety breaches, after the structure failed and exposed workers to the risk of death.

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