Robot goes haywire and kills woman

A manufacturing company has been fined $1.5million dollars after one of its robots crushed a worker to death and killed her. Ajin USA admitted violating the Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Act at a court hearing Monday, and was hit with the charge over the death of 20 year-old Regina Elsea.

What constitutes recklessness under workplace health and safety laws?

One of the most serious breaches of workplace health and safety laws involves reckless conduct. In most states, including Queensland, reckless conduct that exposes an employee to a risk of death or serious injury is a category 1 offence and comes with penalties of up to $3,000,000 for body corporates and five years’ imprisonment for an individual. What constitutes recklessness has recently been considered in the Industrial Court of Queensland (ICQ).


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