OHS Fines Imposed

In recent OHS prosecutions in Victoria the following fines have been imposed by Magistrates:
– fine of $340,000 after an employee of an excavation company was killed when a trench collapsed
– fine of $80,000 after an employee was injured using an angle grinder
– fine of $40,000 plus costs of $8000 against an employer which allowed a risk to exist on a construction site – although no worker was injured
– fine of $2000 against an individual for failing to allow a WorkSafe inspector to carry out a workplace inspection….