Browsing: WHS decisions (WA)

FRI
3:50PM

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.

THU
2:39PM

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.

TUE
7:30AM

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.

TUE
2:25PM

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.

WED
3:33PM

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.

FRI
2:06PM

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.

TUE
1:38PM

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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