Australia’s Nufarm fined for death of worker

30 August 2013 16:07  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Nufarm has been fined Australian dollar (A$) 300,000 ($268,000) for a workplace accident that resulted in the death of a worker, the Australia-based agrochemicals firm confirmed on Friday.

The accident in May 2011 occurred when a worker at a Nufarm facility near Melbourne died after being exposed to phenolic liquors while carrying out maintenance work, the company said.

Nufarm had been charged with failing to provide "supervision necessary to perform work safely" under Australian occupational health and safety regulations, it said.

"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," the company added.

($1 = A$1.12)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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