Transportation Company Fined $100K for Young Worker’s Roll-Over Fatality

A 19-year-old Australian worker was killed when the heavy equipment he was operating rolled over. The employer was initially charged with 9 Safety Act offences but agreed to plead guilty to one count, failure to ensure the work was adequately supervised, and fined $100,000. The relative leniency was due, in part, to the fact that this was the company’s first offence [Allen Services & Contracting Ltd., Govt News Release, Feb. 22, 2018].