Transport company fined for loading dock death

A Victoria-based transport and warehouse company has been fined $ 154,000 after a 47-year-old Maningrida man was run over by a prime mover in October 2016.

The company pleaded guilty to one breach of Section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act for failing to comply with a health and safety duty and was fined in the Darwin Local Court on Wednesday.

The man fell asleep in the loading dock area at a shopping centre in Leanyer on 7 October 2016. He was run over and killed when a driver of a prime mover leaving the loading dock failed to see him.

NT WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Chris Wicks said despite working for the company since 2012, the sub-contractor involved in the incident was never provided induction training or a site induction of the shopping centre in Leanyer.

The company was also required to pay court costs of $ 1,500 and a victim levy of $ 1,000.

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