Feb 28th 2023
Court fines New South Wales roofing company over safety failures
A NSW court has ordered a roofing company to pay nearly half a million dollars for breaching workplace health and safety laws after a worker was fatally electrocuted and several others sustained injuries in two unrelated incidents in February 2019.
Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said both incidents happened in Moorebank, adding that in one of the incidents, a man was fatally shocked when a metal handrail contacted powerlines.
"Tragically, the 25-year-old sustained a fatal electric shock and his colleague received serious burns to his legs after he rushed to the aid of his co-worker," Ms Mann said.
Ms Mann said businesses and machinery operators must implement safety measures to keep their workers safe.
"It is the employer's duty to ensure that employees are provided with adequate information, instruction, training and supervision to perform their work safely," Ms Mann said.
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