H J Asmuss & Co Limited
Court Summary - at a glance
Ensure that a finalised Standard Operating Procedure for loading and unloading forklifts, including specific instruction for exclusion zones, is released and communicated to employees and contractors and ensure compliance with it is adequately monitored and enforced on a systematic basis.
The victim was employed by the Defendant as a warehouse manager. He was injured when an 18 meter 2.25 tonne steel beam fell onto his foot whilst an employee of a contractor was loading a steel beam onto a truck using a forklift.
As a result, the victim sustained amputation of his left big toe and second toe.
(60% of the apportioned $15,000 imposed between H J Asmuss & Co Limited and Double R Transport Limited)