Browsing: WHS decisions (QLD)


Director escapes jail, but fined for similar WHS offence

A company director who successfully overturned his fatality-related reckless conduct conviction and jailing has, along with his brother and two businesses, been fined over a similar WHS incident to the one that resulted in the death.


Director failed to ensure company utilised WHS resources

A company director who failed to ensure his organisation provided fall prevention measures to height workers has become the third entity to be fined over a five-metre fall, while a regulator has expressed frustration after yet another employer was fined for forklift-related breaches.


Safety trumps religion in COVID vaccine decisions: IRC

A commission has thrown out a worker's out-of-time challenge of her employer's refusal to exempt her from a COVID-19 vaccination directive. She claimed she couldn't have a vaccine because of her religious beliefs against abortion and other issues.


Director sentenced for recklessly ignoring WHS complaint

Another company officer has been handed a prison sentence in Queensland, this time for recklessly disregarding a worker's safety concerns in the minutes before a second worker slipped and sustained serious impalement injuries.


Owner gets record jail time for industrial manslaughter

A business owner will spend at least 18 months in jail - a record under Australian workplace health and safety laws - after being found guilty of the industrial manslaughter of his friend, in a case highlighting the broad meaning of "worker".

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