Supervisor & Auto Repair Shop Face OHS Charges for Worker’s Injuries

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The government has charged an auto repair shop and supervisor with three OHS violations after a worker was pinned under a vehicle that was being repaired. He suffered serious injuries to his back and ribs. The company is accused of failing to maintain an OHS program; provide proper instruction, training and supervision; and ensure that safe work procedures were followed. The supervisor was charged with failing to provide proper instructions about the precautions necessary to protect workers [E-R-L Enterprises Ltd., Govt. News Release, Aug. 2, 2011].