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Valuable WHS Lessons To Learn From McKie v Al-Hasani and Kenoss Contractors

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Oct 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM
Valuable_WHS_Lessons_To_Learn_From_McKie_v_Al-Hasani_and_Kenoss_ContractorsThe recent decision of the ACT Industrial Court in the case of McKie v Al-Hasani and Kenoss Contractors Pty Ltd has valuable lessons for everyone in the WHS industry.

The ruling particularly relates to the distinction between ‘Project Managers’ and ‘Officers’ and the responsibilities and legal obligations that come with each role.

 

 

 

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Bakery Company to Pay Fine for Unguarded Conveyor Belt Severing a Worker’s Arm

Posted by Robert O'Neill on May 26, 2015 12:46:00 AM

dough machineA Melbourne-based bakery company was convicted and fined $60,000 after it failed to install a replacement guard on a dough processing machine, which resulted in an incident where a worker had his arm severed.

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Topics: Prosecutions

Transpacific to Pay $363,000 Fine for Defective Truck Brakes That Caused Fatal Perth Crash

Posted by Robert O'Neill on May 26, 2015 12:31:00 AM

garbage truckThe defective brakes of a rubbish truck that caused a disastrous crash in Perth four years ago cost the waste management company Transpacific Industries a $363,000 fine.

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Construction Company’s Plea for Reduction of $100,000 Fine Heeded

Posted by Robert O'Neill on May 12, 2015 10:21:00 PM

construction company safety penaltyA construction company that was earlier fined $100,000 over an accident where a teenager fell 8 metres down an elevator shaft has had its appeal for a reduction of the penalty approved.

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Topics: Prosecutions

Business Owner Pleads Not Guilty for Illegally Putting Up Sign on CUB Site Wall

Posted by Robert O'Neill on May 12, 2015 9:56:00 PM

work safety offendersA sign installation business owner pleaded not guilty after being charged for an illegal construction of an advertising hoarding that was latched to a brick wall. It collapsed and resulted in the death of three Carlton pedestrians.

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