Electrical Company

12 staff

$15M turnover

Payment: $120,000 fine plus, $130,000 in defence costs.


A electrical engineer who was inspecting and installing wiring on an industrial building site. The employee was severely injured when a pile of debris fell on him. He was airlifted to hospital but unfortunately died two days later. A formal Occupational Health and Safety investigation began which eventually led to the company being prosecuted. During the investigation, it was deemed that the company had failed in its duty of care to provide a safe work place for its employees.


It was determined that the Insuring clause of the Policy was triggered and indemnity was extended to the Insured. Following a one day hearing, the company was found liable and was fined.

Payment: $120,000 fine plus, $130,000 in defence costs.

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