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Insult to Injury

Sometimes we think that the regulator wouldn’t fine someone who was injured or sole traders but it’s simply not true and here is a great example.  In a South Australian prosecution,
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Company Fined after Worker Struck by Forklift

Australian Lamb (Colac) Pty Ltd has been fined $55,000 without conviction, after a worker was injured in a forklift incident at a Colac abattoir in 2019. The company pleaded guilty to
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BHP Fined for a Known Risk Injury

BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd was fined $125,000 on 21 January 2022 after a contractor suffered a lacerated artery from being struck in the neck by a metal shard in September
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$400k Fine After Worker Crushed to Death

Meat processing company Midfield Meat Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined $400,000 over the death of a worker on a property at Dunkeld in 2017. The company was found guilty
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Inadequate safe work procedures cost company $39,000

Scrap metal business Trading Metals Pty Ltd has received a conviction and been fined $39,000 plus court costs in the Industrial Magistrates Court after a worker’s finger was crushed while he
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Is Paperless Safety Possible?

In this day and age everyone has a smartphone, we all have access to the internet and technology seems to be everywhere, even my car can talk to me. So why
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Record fine of $1.1 Million Sends a Message

An employer has been handed the highest fine for a single safety offence in Australian history, in a case which shows judges will impose significant penalties, under the harmonised WHS Act,
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