An injured worker has been ordered by a superior court to have his vibration syndrome assessed by two independent specialist physicians, with special allowances for the COVID-19 pandemic. The court rejected the worker's bid to have his employer's mobile plant assessed by a vibration expert.
A high-profile WHS executive told a widow her husband caused his own death through his wilful failure to follow a work method statement, but he didn't tell her his company, John Holland Group Pty Ltd, had identified an urgent need to overhaul the instructions and training provided to workers like her husband, a court has heard.
Determining liability for COVID-19 cases will involve a wide range of challenges, including where an employer has induced or encouraged workers to be somewhere where they are at risk of infection, or a worker has contracted the virus while working from home, according to one of Aon's WHS leaders.
A maintenance contractor has been ordered to pay a total of nearly $2.4 million in damages to four workers, after its failure to take adequate care when maintaining a component of a lift caused the lift to malfunction and injure the workers.
An employer unreasonably contributed to a worker's psychiatric injury by trying to test his honesty in a final penalty meeting and withholding key information from an investigation into his misconduct, a tribunal has found.