Australia – Labour hire firm gets AUD 60,000 fine when worker loses scalp (Riverine Herald)

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By (Craig Johnson)

A labour hire firm based in Shepparton, Australia, received an AUD 60,000 fine (USD 45,109) when a backpacker lost her scalp and one ear in an industrial incident, the Riverine Herald reported. The incident happened on Nov. 7, 2015, when the backpacker was checking the underside of a conveyor and her hair entangled in a rotating driver shaft resulting in her scalp being torn from head as well as one ear.

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