Plant Driver’s Error Gets Employer Fined

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Plant Driver’s Error Gets Employer Fined

01/02/2013

A NSW business has been fined $250,000 for failing to ensure a vehicle remained stationary when pedestrians approached it.

This prosecution followed a tragic accident in 2010 where a newly employed labourer approached a multi-wheeled roller, and was run over and killed. The driver accidentally bumped the controls when he stood up to speak to the labourer, who came to the front of the vehicle.

The court heard the job safety analysis (JSA) for the job did not detail how the vehicle was to be secured when stationary. It would appear to us from our experience the majority of
industries are lacking in this regard.

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