Dennis Jones Engineering and its director, Dennis Jones, have been slapped with one of the biggest fines in WorkSafe history today (November 9) in Melbourne’s County Court.
Dennis Jones Engineering pleaded guilty to one charge under Section 32 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (recklessly placing another person who is at a workplace in danger of serious injury).
The Morwell-based business was fined $2.1 million for seriously injuring an apprentice in October 2021.
The director, Mr Jones pleaded guilty to one charge under Section 21 (1) and 21 (2) (a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (failing to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risks to health).
Mr Jones, 56, was fined $140,000, and was handed a 600-hour, five-year Community Corrections Order.
Source: Latrobe Valley Express