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Employer fined $400k over fatal breaches to lone worker

An employer has been found guilty of safety breaches and fined $400,000 over the death of a lone worker, for failing to provide a two-person rule and "another set of eyes" to warn of dangers and help in emergencies.


Visual WHS inspection deemed adequate in $1m case

In a case examining employers' safety duties around premises they don't control, an appeals court has rejected a claim that a company negligently contributed to its employee's fall - which attracted a $1 million damages award - at a site with "rudimentary" facilities.


Eliminating psychosocial hazards cuts major safety risks

Managing psychosocial risks is critical not only to prevent mental health injuries but the occurrence of "major accidents", new guidance material from a WHS regulator has stressed.


Work death linked to dehydration attracts safety fine

A major employer has been fined for failing to ensure three workers, who were required to walk dozens of kilometres in high temperatures, were trained to identify and control the risks associated with exposure to extreme conditions. One of the workers died.

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