An employer that instructed workers on how to adjust the seat in their vehicles, but failed to warn them of the safety risks if it was not done properly, has been ordered to pay an injured worker more than $1 million in damages.
Dreamworld theme park owner Ardent Leisure Ltd has been charged with three category-2 breaches of its WHS duty to "other persons", after the park's 30-year failure to identify and control risks on its Thunder River Rapids Ride resulted in the October 2016 deaths of four patrons.
An employer has implemented processes for engaging specialist contractors to move equipment in hazardous circumstances, and entered a $1 million undertaking, after its alleged failure to complete a job safety analysis led to a worker being crushed by a 1.4-tonne machine.
An employer previously fined over a workplace death has been found guilty of breaching its general health and safety duties in circumstances of gross negligence, in the first case of its kind in Western Australia.
A company director jailed over the death of a worker has unsuccessfully claimed, on appeal, that his conviction and sentence should be quashed because he could not have eliminated the relevant risk through the control measures identified by the prosecution.
A PCBU has committed nearly $600,000 to putting hundreds of its workers from linguistically diverse backgrounds through English classes covering safety and site-specific issues, under a $1.5 million WHS undertaking.
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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.
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