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Employers charged after high-profile deaths, Federal Court rules on related matters

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
Three employers including a repeat offender have been charged with safety breaches, after the deaths of a confined space worker and a backpacker. The latest development in the backpacker's case coincides with two Federal Court rulings on the employment status of workers at the site where she was killed.




WHS conviction, charges, alerts follow fatalities, incidents

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
Employers have been warned there are no excuses for allowing workers to risk their safety by clearing machinery that is not switched off, after a company was convicted over a young worker's injuries. Meanwhile, the employer of a worker killed by a runaway vehicle could be fined up to $9 million, after being charged with WHS offences.



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