VIC Court of Appeal doubled fine over worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 26 Jun, 2012

An equipment hire company has been convicted and fined a total of $500,000 after a worker was killed when an elevating work platform rolled down the tray of a truck, tipped and crushed him. Victoria’s Court of Appeal on Monday imposed the fine which was increased from the $250,000 penalty given by the County Court …

WA: Company to be sentenced over young worker’s death

Reported by Julia | 16 Apr, 2010

A drilling company is about to be sentenced next month over a workplace incident which cost the life of its worker in 2007. The Goldfields company has pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain systems of work. In March 2007, a 19-year-old employee was working at a Gindalbie Station, 50 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie. …