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Contractor Fatality - Experienced Worker is No Defence

Sunday, February 07, 2010

On the 2nd of February 2010 two cases were finalised in the Industrial Court of New South Wales over the death of Kevin Hansen due to an hydraulic related incident that occurred in 2006. 

The defendants in the matter were Centennial Coal Company Ltd, Centennial Angus Place Pty Ltd and Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia) Pty Limited.   

The key points of this case relate to contractor safety.  Where specialist personnel are used - it does not negate the requirement for detailed procedures and high level engineering controls to be used for high risk activities or equipment. Read Full Article

Employees Who Ignore Safety Rules

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

From time to time we come across an employer who asks for advice about an employee in their workplace who will not follow safety rules.  You may in fact have one or more in your workplace.  So what can you do?  Are you still liable if something happens to them? Read Full Article

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