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Generic risk assessment found to be inadequate

The Case

WorkSafe Qld v WFM Connections Pty Ltd (2021)

WFM Connections Pty Ltd is a solar panel installation company based in Redcliffe, Queensland.

In August 2020, an apprentice electrician for WFM Connections was carrying an 18.5kg solar panel while he was perched on a ladder. The ladder slipped out from beneath him, causing him to fall approximately 2.4 metres to the driveway below. The apprentice sustained a subarachnoid haemorrhage and had no recollection of the incident.

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