Aug 15th 2022
Port Adelaide company fined after fatal roof fall
A Port Adelaide company has been fined $100,000 for breaches of workplace safety rules after a worker died following a fall through a roof in December 2019.
The 51-year-old man was working on a roof when he fell 6.5 metres to the concrete below, sustaining fatal injuries.
A SafeWork SA investigation found that the company did not take measures to reduce the risk of the worker falling from the roof.
“He did not have any formal training or licences for working from heights. In addition, he was not provided with any safety equipment and was working unsupervised at the time of the incident,” SafeWork SA said on Friday.
The company was fined after pleading guilty in the South Australia Employment Tribunal (SAET) to breaching section 32 of the South Australian WHS Act.
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