The Australian Post will have to face a fine after a forklift accident left an elderly contractor without a lower right leg. The federal work health and safety board have been investigating the case of the injured Toowoomba Mail Centre worker since last December,
The accident took place on a loading dock for the Australian Post. AP have since pleaded guilty for failing to control traffic in a bus in a busy area.
Justice John Logan, the judge for the case, was allegedly disappointed with Australia’s chain of responsibility, and the inadequate concern for the implementation and maintaining of safety policies and training at the centre.
Australian Post are set to pay $160,000 for the injury.
The board has yet to comment on the case. When prosecution was declared last year, the Work Health and Safety Group General Manager, Neil Quarmby declared that they are focused on working with employers and employees to ensure the safety of everyone.
Australian Post will have to pay out $80 000 in costs.