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Sydney company fined for working at height injuries

Jan 30th 2023

Sydney company fined for working at height injuries

A Sydney company has been fined $618,750 after two workers fell from height while working at a demolition site in 2019.

Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said the company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace for its staff and failing to report the incident to SafeWork.

"The court heard the 2019 incident happened during the demolition of a single-storey factory at Vineyard in Sydney's north-west. The labourers were instructed to perform demolition tasks at a height of about four metres," Ms Mann said.

"The workers were standing on the open bucket of an excavator when it detached from the machine's arm and fell to the concrete floor below."

The court heard that safety authorities were notified about the incident by a Sydney hospital, where one of the workers was taken for treatment.

Further information is available on the SafeWork NSW website.

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