The Victorian Magistrates Court has fined a cleaning company $50,000 after a worker’s arm was amputated by a waste skip in 2007.
The worker was crushed by the skip as it was being loaded onto a Prime Mover, and also sustained a fractured left leg, a shattered knee and five broken ribs.
The court heard that there were no barriers or exclusion zones preventing workers from accessing the area while the skips were being removed. Nor was there Adequate Instruction, Training And Supervision provided to workers regarding the dangers of cleaning around the skips.
The employer pleaded guilty to breaching the OHS Act 2004.