A generic recycling plant unrelated to the facility in the Worksafe case. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Recycler fined $85,000 for workplace death

Bayswater-based recycling company Resource Recovery Solutions was fined $85,000 in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for the death of a worker in September 2013, when the roof of a unit inside its plant collapsed under the weight of debris.


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At the very least a SIX figure fine was required here...employers must be made to sit up and take notice of their responsibilities for the workers' and other possible adverse consequences of any negligence in their work practices. .

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