Director Jailed for WHS breach

The Director of a Queensland roofing company has been sentenced to 1 year imprisonment and the company fined $1 million, following the death of a worker who fell off a roof, after the company failed to install safety rails.

A legal firm’s news blog says that:  this adds further weight to the trends we have recently reported including that:

  • the penalties being imposed on businesses and individuals who fail to comply with their WHS duties are increasing, and
  • there is an increasing focus on individual liability following serious workplace incidents, including company directors, other officers and workers.

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