Company Gets $275k Fine for Incident That Led to Truck Driver’s Death

A company has been convicted and fined $275,000 after a worker was injured while loading a boom crane onto a parked truck.

The worker was injured by a van while on a suburban road. He died a few days later in hospital.

The company has pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to provide a safe system of work and one charge of failing to ensure non-employees weren’t exposed to risks arising from the employer’s undertaking. The company was also ordered to pay costs amounting to $12,000.

The company had exposed employees and other road users to the risk of serious injury by failing to have a traffic management plan and failing to train drivers to recognise risks associated with loading and unloading machinery on public roads.


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