Construction company in Colac fined $7,500 plus costs
Spence Building and Joinery was fined a total of $11,092 for failing to adequately identify and control risks leading to a head laceration of an employee.
The employee fell from a high greater than two metres from a plank while he was conducting internal roofing works. The plank was not secured, so of course the worst happened.
The court stated that if it wasn't for the offender pleading guilty right from the start and their clean record of 43 years, the fine would have been much larger.
The man that was injured was able to return to work the following week.
Further details of the prosecution as well as other WorkSafe prosecutions can be found here: www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/prosecution-result-summaries-enforceable-undertakings