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Monday, April 30, 2012

Bus Falls On Teen

The following accident report comes from Australia.

"A Perth mechanic will pay $3200 for a workplace accident that left a 16-year-old apprentice with serious head injuries after a bus fell on top of him."

Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald

Notice that it is the worker who is fined for this accident. There is no fine or citation for the company because the company had done all that was required.

The articles states:

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said Mr Egerton was a very experienced employee and "should have known better."

"The consequences were serious, and should serve as a warning to everyone to think again before disregarding safe systems of work, and to always consider the safety of others in the workplace," Mr McCulloch said in a statement today. Path Transit had not been prosecuted because it had written protocols in place, that should have prevented the accident from happening, he said.

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Anonymous Office Furniture said...

Thank you for the news and resources you provide. This is one of the few sites I take the time to visit everyday.

11:42 AM  
Blogger SteelFabCorp said...

Can we expect something like this in the U.S? Shouldn't the people who cause accidents be responsible for the consequences. If I try to fire someone who is not being safe, they'll find some way to sue me something. So what can you do with someone who ignores company safety policy and causes an accident?

6:54 AM  

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