Subcontractor Convicted in Drill Rig Incident Fined $50,000
A worker was killed when a drill rig owned and operated by a subcontractor fell over and crushed his backhoe as well as an excavator operated by another worker, who was badly injured. The MOL charged the general contractor and the subcontractor with OHS violations. The contractor pleaded guilty; the subcontractor was convicted of failing to provide a proper platform for the drill rig. The court fined it $50,000 [Advanced Construction Techniques Ltd., Govt. News Release, Sept. 27, 2016].