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Manager fined $60k over death of young worker

Jun 19th 2023

Manager fined $60k over death of young worker

A construction company manager was recently found guilty of failing to provide a safe work environment after a teen worker fell to his death at a Perth construction site.

The 17-year-old man was working on a roof in January 2017 when he fell through a gap.

A Magistrate court judge said the fatal incident happened with the manager’s “consent or was attributable to his neglect.” He was fined $60,000 and ordered to pay $45,813.50 in costs.

WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said failing to provide fall protection was a serious safety breach.

“There was no adequate risk assessment for the glass installation and no Safe Work Method Statement was implemented,” Mr Kavanagh said.

Read more on the WorkSafe WA website. 

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