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Sydney scaffolding company fined $2 million for workplace death

Dec 1st 2022

Sydney scaffolding company fined $2 million for workplace death

A company has been ordered to pay millions of dollars by a NSW court after a young worker was killed in a scaffolding collapse at a Sydney construction site in April 2019.

The company was fined $2 million after pleading guilty to a Category 1 offence under the WHS Act 2011.

Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said the hefty fine is a reminder to the NSW construction industry to prioritise workplace safety.

"On 1 April 2019, a modular steel scaffold collapsed at a construction site in Macquarie Park Sydney, crushing two workers. Tragically an 18-year-old worker was killed, and another suffered life-changing injuries," Ms Mann said.

Ms Mann said SafeWork NSW inspectors are carrying out scaffolding inspections across the state as part of Operation Scaff Safe 2022.

For more on this story, visit the SafeWork NSW website.

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