SA Police was recently fined $650,000 over the 2016 death of 54-year-old worker Debra Summers in a walk-in freezer at the Echunga Training Reserve – however, this amount was reduced to $390,000 due to an early plea.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchisee QSR was recently fined $60,000 in the District Court of NSW following an incident in which a 20-year-old worker slipped in the kitchen while cleaning and suffered serious burns to his leg.
The Warrnambool Magistrates Court recently fined Midfield Meat International $95,000 and ordered the company to pay WorkSafe Victoria’s costs of $4000 after an employee sustained fractured ribs in an incident which a forklift.
WorkSafe WA recently issued a safety alert about the safe operation of quad bikes following a recent incident in which a farmer was fatally injured after coming off a quad bike in Myrup near Esperance.
The Perth Magistrates Court recently fined Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific $250,000 following the death of one of its employees at the Telfer Gold Mine on 15 May 2015.
In handing down the penalty, the court took into account the company’s guilty plea with costs of $30,000 also ordered.
The Western Australian Government recently launched Australia’s first code of practice to help promote and maintain mentally healthy workplaces for FIFO workers in the resources and construction sectors.
The NSW Resources Regulator recently issued a safety alert about the risk of serious injury and potential death to maintenance workers as a result of high-pressure fluid releases, following a number of incidents in which workers sustained injuries after being struck in the face and body.