11 April 2017
Construction Company Fined After Worker Injured in Fall (NSW)
A Sydney construction company has been fined $135,000 after a 49-year-old worker was injured in February 2015. Karimbla Constructions Services (NSW) Pty Ltd was fined following an incident in which the man suffered head, spinal and chest injuries after falling three metres down a set of stairs at a construction site on Kent Road, Mascot. SafeWork NSW charged Karimbla with a breach of section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) in that it failed to comply with section 19(1) of the Act by failing to ensure the stairway was adequately guarded.