05:22 pm, Monday 10 June, 2013
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A mining company in Broken Hill was fined after a miner was seriously injured and was paralysed five years ago due to a workplace accident.
The Industrial Court of NSW ordered the company to pay $260,000 over the 2008 accident.
The victim, who was then 50 years old, was left a quadriplegic when a front-end loader he was operating overturned and trapped him. He now lives in Adelaide and is paralysed from the neck down.
ABC reported that the company failed to properly provide vehicle maintenance. It also failed to make sure staff did the right safety paperwork.
The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of its employees under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.