A worker has been awarded more than $1 million in damages after sustaining injuries accessing boxes stacked under his desk, with a court rejecting his employer's claim that the boxes weren't needed for day-to-day operations and the worker was the master of his own misfortune.
A company that failed to protect workers from the risk of falling objects is solely liable for a man's permanent brain injuries, $2 million-plus damages award and $920,000 workers' comp bill, an appeals court has found.
Correspondence from a WHS regulator shows that it did not unlawfully explicitly refuse to cancel prohibition notices issued to the site of a 2014 double fatality, but sought confirmation that senior managers were across all risk mitigation efforts, a commission has found.
A PCBU has been convicted and fined $375,000, after a court found its system of work required a vehicle to unnecessarily reverse for long distances and led to a teenage worker falling and being crushed to death.
A worker sustained fatal injuries in a fall after being directed to perform a task that prevented him from maintaining three points of contact on a ladder, a judge has found in convicting and fining an individual for WHS breaches.
Following a procedure mandated by a PCBU in its cardinal safety rules would have cost nothing, taken just a few minutes and prevented a subcontractor sustaining permanent brain injuries at a customer's site, a judge has found in sentencing the PCBU.