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WorkCover NSW: Fatal head injury costs company $104,000

Date: 
Thursday, 28 June, 2012 - 10:00
Category: 
Incidents & prosecutions

WorkCover NSW investigated Albany International Pty Ltd after an incident in January 2010, where a worker died following fatal head injuries sustained when the worker was struck on the head by a section of steel frame that fell from an industrial textile machine.

Following the investigation, Albany International Pty Ltd was charged with a breach of the OHS Act 2000 section 8(1). The result was that on 7 June 2012 the defendant was convicted by the Court and fined $104,000.
 
For more information, head to the WorkCover NSW website at: http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/lawpolicy/prosecutions/Pages/sp467.aspx