An employer has been fined for workplace management and control breaches, after a heavy object fell 160 metres from a 58-storey development in the heart of Melbourne. Meanwhile, a regulator has outlined safety control measures for hydraulic equipment, after an apprentice was killed.
A major employer breached its safety duties by producing inaccurate sectionalised diagrams for an infrastructure upgrade, a court has found in convicting and fining it $100,000. Meanwhile, Queensland's workplace safety awards have opened.
A company and its director have been fined heavily for failing to ensure fall prevention measures were in place before height work commenced, with their breaches resulting in a man falling from a plank. Another company has been fined for failing to ensure the harnesses it provided to personnel were worn at all times.
Two companies have been charged, within a matter of days, in relation to separate but very similar fatalities involving shipping containers and stone slabs. Meanwhile, a union official has been accused of unlawfully ignoring a workplace's COVID-19 rules and safety signage.