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Farm fined over injury


Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 ( #911 ) - Sale, Vic, Australia
Local News Story
Covino Farms has been fined
A Victorian vegetable farm has been fined $80,000 plus costs after a forklift carrying crates of lettuce hit a worker.

According to AAP, the worker, a 50-year-old woman, was left with a dislocated shoulder, fractured pelvis, bruising and scarring, and has been unable to continue working in her role after the incident in December 2016.

Covino Farms Pty Ltd pleaded guilty in Sale Magistrates' Court to failing to ensure a safe workplace and was fined $80,000 plus $4,500 in costs.

It is the third time the operation at Longford, which grows and packs carrots, tomatoes and broccoli, has been convicted of breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
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