An employer's purported failure to comply with its WHS duties, apply its anti-bullying policies or actively supervise school students did not materially cause an incident where a worker was struck on the back of the head by a soccer ball, a judge has ruled in a $600,000 damages case.
A PCBU and the man it relied on to prevent workers accessing unprotected edges have been convicted and fined a total of $165,000, plus $50,000 in costs, after a worker was severely injured in a four-metre fall.
Three NSW PCBUs, including a major supplier of mobile equipment and a company with a prior fatality-related conviction, have been convicted and fined a total of nearly $800,000, after two workers suffered traumatic brain injuries and a third was killed in a fall.
A company and its director have been fined nearly $160,000 after two young workers, including a work experience student, were injured in an explosion after being directed to mix hazardous chemicals in a home-made contraption.
A PCBU has been found guilty of breaching WHS laws in failing to revise its work methods after being allocated an additional task, which exposed two young workers to serious safety risks and resulted in the death of one of them.