Penalty increased for excavator operator
DPP v Stadelmann Enterprises (28 July 2017)
In 2015, a 17,000kg excavator operated by Stadelmann Enterprises (the Company) came loose after it had been loaded onto a vehicle, almost killing two employees.
In 2016, the Company pleaded guilty to a breach of health and safety laws and was fined $40,000 by the Magistrates’ Court. The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed the fine on the basis that it was manifestly inadequate.
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