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23/08/2021 - WORKSAFE VIC - Fall costs small goods company $30,000

Posted By Lisa Stevens  
14:54 PM

N Brand Pty Ltd, trading as Alpine Smallgoods, has been fined $30,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries in a fall at a Carrum Downs workplace in 2019. Alpine Smallgoodswas fined without conviction after pleading guilty to one charge of failing, so far as reasonably practicable, to provide or maintain a safe system of work. In 2019 a  worker was standing on a stack of pallets about 1.5 metres high to help unload boxes from a delivery truck when he fell backwards. The worker suffered a fractured skull, fractured spine and broken ribs, and spent more than a month in hospital