VIC: Firm Pleads Guilty over Unlicensed Dogman’s Fall

Reported by Julia | 22 Mar, 2010

A sheet metal engineering company and its director have pleaded guilty in the Industrial Magistrates Court on Wednesday to failing to provide a safe working environment – plant & systems of work, and information, instruction, training & supervision. The case stemmed from a 2 February 2009 incident, where an unlicenced dogman fell from height. The …

QLD: Engineering Firm Fined for Apprentice’s Injuries

Reported by Julia | 20 Mar, 2010

An engineering company has been fined $50,000 by the Brisbane Industrial Magistrate‚Äôs Court over an injury sustained by a 17-year-old apprentice. The firm pleaded guilty on Thursday to failing in its workplace health and safety obligations. On 29 August 2008, the young man was working at a Paget workshop in Michelmore Street, when he was …