Transport company fined $154k over death of man in loading dock
A Victorian-based transport company has been fined $154,000 over the death of a man who was run over while he slept in a Woolworths loading dock in Darwin.
Woolworths subcontractor, Glen Cameron Nominees, was charged over the 2016 incident for failing to comply with a health and safety duty.
The man was run over and killed as he slept in the loading dock, because the driver of the prime mover leaving the dock did not see him.
NT Worksafe Acting Executive Director, Chris Wicks, said despite working for the company for four years, the driver had never been provided with induction and site training at the shopping centre.
"If the driver was properly inducted, he would have been aware that Glen Cameron had two standard operating procedures that required drivers to physically check both the rear and front of the vehicle for pedestrians before moving the vehicle,” Mr Wicks said.
"If the driver followed these two procedures, he would have seen the deceased and the incident would have been avoided.”
Glen Cameron was also required to pay court costs of $1500 and a $100 victim levy.
A case against Woolworths is still before the courts. The supermarket giant faces a maximum penalty of $1.5 million.
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