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Court Summary - at a glance
Ensure employees are provided with and follow a written standard operating procedure and/or policy for the installation of heavy gates that include:
- a specific requirement to carry out a hazard identification exercise prior to work commencing and to identify how the hazards are to be controlled, including means of support for the gate until fully installed;
- a specific requirement that drawings/plans of the gate are to be taken to the installation site.
During installation the gate became unsupported and fell on an employee causing a fracture to his spine in his lower back and a double fracture to his pelvis.