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January 5, 2018
Worker’s Brain Injury due to Fall – Company Fined $60k
Work from height safety is an issue that is commonly discussed but many are still failing to implement the necessary controls to ensure workers are safe.
A building company in Dural was recently issued a $60,000 fine for failing to ensure the safety of a worker who was seriously injured during a fall in June 2015. The man was a plasterer who fell through an unguarded void.
The worker sustained multiple injuries including a major brain injury. The man is not able to work or continue his studies.
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.