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Date PostedJune 30, 2018

Falling Stone Crushes Workers Toe – Employer Fined

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The risks involved with movement of heavy materials and equipment has been highlighted by WorkSafe following the fining and conviction of a Brooklyn company over an incident in 2015 which resulted in one worker losing 3 toes.

The company was fined $50,000 without conviction and ordered to pay costs of $29,000 as a result of the incident. The stone weighing 182kg fell on the worker’s foot when it was being lifted using an overhead jib crane.

The company was found guilty of 2 offences relating to failure to provide or maintain a safe system of work and failure to provide training to employees to enable them to perform the work in a safe way , without risks to health.

The worker had not received formal training for using the jib crane.

See more at http://www.worksafenews.com.au/news/item/661-stone-suppliers-guilty-after-worker-loses-toes.html

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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