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Date PostedJanuary 5, 2018

Worker’s Brain Injury due to Fall – Company Fined $60k

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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.
SafeWork NSW conducted an investigation and found that the company failed to protect the man from work related incidents. The company failed to check if the scaffolding was safe or if fall protection measures were in place. It was fined $60,000.Find out more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/12/building-company-fined-60k-worker-suffers-brain-injury-fall/#.Wk3E6DclHQV

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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