Nufarm fined $300,000 over death employee

Nufarm fined $300,000 over death of employee

5:28 AM, 2nd September 2013
Nufarm fined $300,000 over death of employee

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Farming chemicals supplier, Nufarm, has been fined $300,000 after a worker died at one of its Melbourne facilities. The worker died in May 2011 after being exposed to a toxic chemical used to make weed killer while working on an exterior pipeline at the Nufarm chemical plant in Laverton North.

The Victorian County court fined the company after it had been charged with failing to provide the necessary supervision at the site. “Nufarm remains committed to continually improving safety performance across the business with the objective of ensuring that our people return home safely at the end of every day,” said the company in a statement.

 

© AAP News 

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