07:09 am, Friday 29 October, 2010
The Townsville-based company pleaded guilty to breaching section 24(1) of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995, having failed to ensure workplace safety.
The Townsville Industrial Magistrates Court was told a worker suffered broken ribs, severe bruising and concussion while working on a scaffold at a construction site in Mudingburra on 20 February 2009.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland investigated the incident, and discovered that company failed to ensure the mobile scaffold used in the site was safe and provide adequate training to its workers.
Apart from the fine, Industrial Magistrate Howard Osborne ordered the company to pay $3882 in court and investigation costs.