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$150,000 fine after fall leaves worker a paraplegic

December 18 2017

A workplace incident in which a maintenance worker fell six metres and was left paraplegic has resulted in a $150,000 fine for the height safety company involved.

The company, which pleaded guilty recently in the Wynnum Magistrates Court to breaching s.32 of theĀ Work Health and Safety Act 2011, installed, maintained and inspected working at height fall arrest anchorage systems.

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