Charges Dropped – Fishing company to spend $970k following deckhand death

Ryan Donoghue was electrocuted while on board an Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd prawn trawler after a wave breached the deck while he was using an electric angle grinder. The grinder was plugged into an electrical socket that was not protected by a residual current device and NT WorkSafe charged the company over the death last year. But the workplace regulator has now dropped the charges after the company agreed to enter into a legally enforceable undertaking to spend the cash on health and safety upgrades and community contributions. >click to read<12:21

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