VIC: Machine Guard Failures Lead to Fines for 4 Firms

Reported by Julia | 30 Mar, 2010

Two separate abattoirs and their respective contract cleaning companies have been prosecuted for injuries to cleaners in almost similar circumstances. WorkSafe has prosecuted all four companies under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 for failings including inadequate staff training and unguarded machinery. An abattoir from Ararat was convicted and fined $20,000 yesterday, while its …