08:52 pm, Friday 3 September, 2010
A mining engineering company has been fined $40,000 over failing to ensure workplace safety, resulting to injuries for a worker.
At the Wynnum Industrial Magistrates Court on July 2, the company pleaded guilty to breaching section 24 of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. having failed to ensure workplace safety.
The court was told a worker was manually handling grinding mill plates. While removing the plates, one became dislodged and hit him on the leg.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland conducted an investigation and found several bolts meant to secure the plate were removed. The safety agency also found no firm evidence of any adequate safety inspection.
Aside from the fine, Magistrate Zachary Sarra ordered the firm to pay investigation, professional and court costs amounting $3047.10.
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