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The Victorian Government has urged employers to take note of the state’s 2018 workplace death toll of 23, and four deaths in January 2019, as a reminder to comply with their Occupational Health and Safety obligations.
As has been previously reported, Maria Jackson, a 72 year old self-employed owner of scrap metal yard, was sentenced to a period of six (6) months imprisonment after pleading guilty to ‘recklessly engaging in conduct that places or may place another person who is at a workplace in danger of serious injury’.
On Wednesday 22 August 2018, Jamie McPherson, Managing Director of DWF (Australia), presented at a key Safety in Governance seminar in Brisbane.
A worker who suffered a neck injury and secondary psychiatric injury during the course of his employment has been awarded more than one million dollars in damages, despite significant causation issues whereby the Claimant first reported symptoms consistent with a disc prolapse some four months post incident.