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Australia's first industrial manslaughter conviction: PCBU handed record $3m fine, directors sentenced

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
A Queensland PCBU that failed to address the obvious risks posed by mobile plant as its business grew has become the first Australian entity to be convicted of industrial manslaughter. Its two young directors, who lied about the cause of a worker's death, were handed suspended prison sentences for reckless conduct spanning nearly 17 months.


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