Monday February 21st, 2022 – Melbourne private school Haileybury was sentenced today in the Melbourne County Court after previously pleading guilty to two charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The school was fined $90,000 for failing to provide or maintain safe systems of work and $50,000 for failing to provide information, instruction, training or supervision.
The court heard that on 14 February 2018, a grounds worker was found dead with a head wound, lying next to a large eucalyptus branch at the school’s Berwick campus.
He was not wearing a helmet and two chainsaws were nearby, one still running, along with a section of large branch and a pile of smaller cut branches.
Read more: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/news/2022-02/school-fined-140000-after-tree-branch-death
Source: Worksafe Victoria – News, Education & Working Alone