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Failure to consult relevant standards or a competent person

WorkSafe Victoria v Designer Built Homes Pty Ltd (2015)


Designer Built Homes is a building company that was engaged to erect a hoarding along the perimeter of a building site. The site ran alongside a pedestrian footpath.

The hoarding was made out of solid plywood, but was attached to crumbling asphalt. On 12 August 2013, a pedestrian was walking along the footpath in rainy and windy conditions. The hoarding fell and struck the pedestrian.

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