Client success story
We successfully defended a large national manufacturer, which was prosecuted by the Victorian Government following a workplace incident in which an employee's hand became trapped between the gears of a machine. The incident resulted in partial amputation of the tips of two fingers of the employee's right hand.
It was alleged by the prosecution that the machine lacked sufficient guards as it allowed the employee to access moving parts while the machine was still slowing down.
At trial, we were able to demonstrate before a judge and jury that our client had taken wide-ranging measures to identify and control the risks posed by the machine.
As a result, the jury was satisfied that the employer had done everything that was reasonably practicable to assess and identify the risks associated with this machine and acquitted our client.