Browsing: WHS decisions (NSW)

MON
1:47PM

PCBU, director fined after barrier mysteriously removed

In a rare category-3 WHS case, a PCBU and its director have been convicted and fined after a balustrade at their site was removed by an unknown person, resulting in a worker sustaining serious fall injuries.

FRI
12:10PM

Principal overturns fall-arrest notice after fatality

A commission has revoked an improvement notice issued to a site's principal contractor, after a fatal fall, requiring it to review work systems installed by a specialist company.

THU
3:30PM

Judges dismiss claims against COVID vaccine mandates

A commission has rejected a union's bid to block a BHP COVID-19 vaccine mandate pending a ruling on whether the company met its WHS consultation requirements. Meanwhile, the NSW Supreme Court has dismissed claims that vaccine orders for workers defy a United Nations covenant.

TUE
1:35PM

Employer not liable for unidentified operator's "negligence"

An employer has defeated a worker's claim that the injuries she sustained on a work road could only have occurred through an act of negligence by a colleague, for which the employer was vicariously liable.

MON
2:11PM

"Entertainment" could have killed 12 work observers

In one of several prosecutions over an incident where a dozen people, including non-workers, were exposed to the risk of serious injury or death, a PCBU has been convicted and fined for allowing a highly hazardous task to be treated as a form of "entertainment".

THU
12:44PM

PCBU failed to comply with clause on ignition sources

An employer has been fined $180,000, after its failure to control ignition points and flammable vapours led to three workers sustaining devastating burns with "lifelong effects" in an explosion.

MON
1:47PM

PCBU, supervisor failed to bar unsafe work, fined $413k

A PCBU and a supervisor it engaged to act on its behalf have been fined heavily for permitting work to be performed at a site before crucial safety measures were in place - a failing that resulted in a teenager sustaining serious injuries in a fall.


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