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Date PostedMarch 10, 2018

Companies Fined for Workers Fall Injuries

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A worker’s fall injuries have resulted in charges for 2 companies and their respective directors in Darwin.

The 19 year old worker fell 2.9 metres through a void due to a lack of edge protection at the site in August 2016.

The worker suffered a broken femur and getting him medical assistance was delayed by the fact that the workers on site had limited English speaking abilities.

The man’s employer as well as the contractor in charge of the site have been charged as well as their directors and face hefty penalties if found guilty.

See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/02/charges-laid-young-workers-fall-injuries-darwin/#.Wpg7KOclE1l

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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