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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 2011 - SECT 34D

Industrial manslaughter—senior officer

34D Industrial manslaughter—senior officer

(1) A senior officer of a person who carries out a business or undertaking commits an offence if—
(a) a worker—
(i) dies in the course of carrying out work for the business or undertaking; or
(ii) is injured in the course of carrying out work for the business or undertaking and later dies; and
(b) the senior officer’s conduct causes the death of the worker; and
(c) the senior officer is negligent about causing the death of the worker by the conduct.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 years imprisonment.
(2) An offence against subsection (1) is a crime.



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