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33 articles are classified in All Articles > Legislation, regulation and caselaw > Workplace safety court and tribunal decisions > Tasmania




Coroner examines "rare" fatality, and duty holders fined

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
A coronial inquiry has found that a single moment of inattention from a highly experienced worker led to him being dragged into a machine and dying. Meanwhile, an individual has been fined after a worker was killed on a tractor with corroded rollover protection, and an employer has been fined for confined space breaches.



Appeal paves the way for higher HVNL safety fines

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
In a rare and important decision, a court has increased a Heavy Vehicle National Law fine four-fold after examining the severity of the safety breach and the legislative purpose of the scheme. Meanwhile, the regulator has launched a safety-breach hotline and the consultation process for a "master" chain-of-responsibility code.



Category 3 charges amendable, legal privilege denied

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
In an ongoing fatality-related WHS prosecution, a superior court has found that the prosecutor's defective charges aren't invalid because other documents reveal the true nature of the alleged offence. It has also ordered the prosecutor to provide a "confidential" report to the defendant, in a ruling on legal privilege.


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