Indervon has pleaded guilty in the Alice Springs Local Court today for failing to provide adequate training, instruction and supervision, which lead to the death of one of its drivers.
Month: April 2020
The rescue helicopter has been called to a rural Queensland worksite after two people were reportedly struck by a piece of heavy machinery this morning.
A construction company has been convicted and fined $450,000 after a worker tragically plunged three metres and was impaled in a steel bar at a worksite in Sydney’s north.
The AFL season could have a lifeline in ‘quarantine hubs’ around the country, and if the campaign is to get back underway, then the players will need to make sacrifices.
A man has suffered a serious head injury after falling 4m in a workplace incident in Brisbane this afternoon. It comes as another man suffered head and chest injuries when a water tank exploded on a job site in the state’s north.
Employers have a general duty to take reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of the workforce and to provide a safe place of work. Some of the practical steps that employers may consider include:
Is a working-from-home injury (or even death) compensable under the workers compensation scheme? The Court of Appeal has examined these issues in the following case.
As workplaces move to a work from home arrangement, it’s raised the issue of whether workers who catch Coronavirus while working from home are able to pursue workers compensation claims.
A transport company director has been convicted and fined $90,000 after the 2016 death of a worker at a client site.
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic presents a multitude of challenges for businesses of all shapes and sizes, not least of which is their primary responsibility and concern to protect the health and welfare of their workforce.
We’re living in a whole new world. As many workers have shifted to a home office or are under stay-at-home orders, there are legal questions about who is responsible for the worker’s health and safety. The corona virus pandemic has brought into focus the many new and different risks faced by businesses and workers alike as we enter into a new working landscape.
A Toowoomba concreting business and its sole director have been fined a total of $42,500 in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court for unsafe electrical practices, exposing people to risk of serious injury or death.