Oct 4th 2022
Sydney roofing company fined over serious fall injuries
A Sydney roofing company was recently sentenced in the NSW District Court for breaches of safety regulations after a worker fell from a roof at a worksite in 2019.
Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said the company was fined for failing to ensure a safe working environment for employees.
“This is a case where the court heard a worker fell while helping to replace roof sheeting over an indoor gymnasium in Sydney,” Ms Mann said.
“On the day the incident occurred, there were numerous voids in the roof where roof sheeting had been removed, and while they were covered in black plastic, there were no secure plywood covers.”
The court was told that the 22-year-old man suffered serious injuries after falling more than eight metres through a void.
The company was ordered to pay a fine of $150,000 following the incident.
Read more on the SafeWork NSW website.
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