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VIC company fined $40,000 for worker injury caused by insufficient fall protection

Jul 1st 2024

VIC company fined $40,000 for worker injury caused by insufficient fall protection

A Victorian steel fabrication and installation business has been found guilty and ordered to pay a fine of $40,000 for endangering workers on a Geelong construction site, despite a worker suffering serious injuries.

Last week, the Geelong Magistrates' Court handed down a sentence to the company following their admission of guilt to three charges of neglecting to ensure a safe workplace and one charge of failing to provide necessary information, instruction, or training.

The company was also directed to pay $8,375 in costs.

WorkSafe Executive Director Health and Safety Sam Jenkin said the company's clear lack of concern for worker safety was unacceptable.

"It is no secret that there is simply no safe way to work from heights without the appropriate training and fall prevention measures in place," Mr Jenkin said.

"It beggars belief that this company still failed to install adequate controls to ensure the site was safe even after the risk had eventuated and a worker had suffered serious injuries."

Read the full story here.

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