Workplace health and safety trip leads to claim for damages

A GLADSTONE woman is suing for $50,000 after she tripped on a sprinkler at a Workplace Health and Safety meeting.

Myrna Patricia Neilsen lodged a claim against Ernest Henry Mining Pty Ltd in the Supreme Court of Rockhampton earlier this month.

The claim states that Ms Neilsen was at a mine site in Cloncurry when the accident occurred in 2011.

She was assisting with the preparation of a barbecue for the workplace health and safety meeting, which was being held outside in the garden.

As she carried an empty serving tray from the garden to a ute, she tripped on an embedded sprinkler, landing heavily on her right knee on a concrete path.

Ms Neilsen claims the accident was caused by the negligence of the defendant, who she says failed to provide a safe environment.

Both parties declined to comment.

CQ High Risk Industries

  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing
  • Supermarket and grocery stores
  • Accommodation
  • Road transport

(Source: WHSQ)

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