The importance of a traffic plan and vehicle safety should never be underestimated by companies, as three companies have found out.
The companies were convicted and fined $825,000 after a pedestrian was struck by a commercial recycling bin at a fast food outlet in 2013.
Each company was fined $275,000 after being found guilty of one charge each for failing to ensure people other than employees were not exposed to risks to their health and safety.
The pedestrian, an elderly man and his wife were walking through the business’ car park when they walked in front of a truck that was lowering a large recycling bin. The bin knocked the 2 pedestrians to the ground and they were rushed to hospital. The man died in hospital.
The Melbourne court heard that the truck driver had performed the necessary checks before lowering the bin however there was no traffic management system in place by the 3 companies.
Read more about this case at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/09/three-companies-charged-pedestrians-death/#.W596SfYlE1k
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