Store operator fined over worker’s fall death

Reported by Haydee | 01 Aug, 2012

An electrical and gas store operator has been fined $90,000 over the death of a worker who fell 2.75 metres through the ceiling of their store in Mandurah in 2010. The operator pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace, causing the death of a female worker. The store comprising a large …

Coroner: Worker’s water jet death a result of workplace safety failures

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jun, 2012

A NSW worker, who was killed in May 2008 when a high-pressure water jet hit him in the chest as he was cleaning a sediment pit at Port Kembla, was a victim of numerous workplace safety failings by his employer, according to a coroner. Illawarra Mercury reported that Wollongong Coroner’s Court heard on Wednesday the …