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Date PostedOctober 11, 2018

Construction Firm Gets $400k Fine following Workplace Deaths

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A Brisbane construction firm has been issued a $405,000 fine for the deaths of 2 workers who were crushed by a concrete slab in October 2016.

The incident occurred at Eagle Farm Racecourse when 2 concrete slabs toppled over at the site crushing Ashley Morris and Humberto Leite, 2 men at work on the site.

The construction company was charged with failing to comply with health and safety regulations and pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

It came to light after the tragedy that workers on the site had downed their tools just days before the incident because of safety concerns.

The court heard that a sewage pipe was used as makeshift bracing for 14-tonne concrete panels that formed the walls for a foul-water drainage tank.

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-04/brisbane-construction-firm-criscon-fined-eagle-farm-deaths/10200742

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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