NSW: $504,260 enforceable undertaking for serious crush injury incident
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A company in NSW called S & L Steel Fab Pty Ltd recently entered into a $504,260 enforceable undertaking after a 2018 incident in which a welder sustained serious crush injuries when a one-tonne impeller that was being welded to a large metal disc fell onto him.
During the task, the impeller and holding fixture detached from the welding positioner and fell forward onto the worker.
It is alleged S & L Steel Fab Pty Ltd contravened section 19(1) and 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, and activities S & L Steel Fab Pty Ltd will undertake include:
engage a WHS training provider to deliver leadership and due diligence training
develop and implement a multilingual audio-visual induction program in English, Spanish, Korean and Chinese
undertake a WHS audit of plant and equipment at the site and implementation of corrective actions
develop two online training courses in collaboration with Weld Australia for industry
provide funding towards WHS education scholarships to students of TAFE studying Certificate IV in WHS.