Sydney window cleaning company fined $300k after platform plummets down skyscraper – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Sydney company that failed to properly inspect a window-cleaning platform that plummeted 12 storeys to the ground — leaving two workers with permanent disability — has been fined $300,000 by SafeWork NSW.

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In an act of negligence described by the judge as one of “objective gravity”, Building Maintenance Unit Service Pty Ltd was handed the fine in the NSW District Court this week after an investigation found it failed to carry out a basic inspection of the platform.