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A construction company has been convicted and fined after an incident in which a 17-year-old apprentice plumber suffered life-threatening injuries. An excavation collapsed and he was partly engulfed.
WorkSafe Acting Executive Director of Health and Safety, Paul Fowler, said the incident was a traumatic example of the dangers of working in and around excavations.
A construction company has been convicted and fined $80,000 after an excavation collapsed leaving a 17-year-old apprentice plumber with life-threatening injuries.
Employers overseeing work in and around excavations should: