Boral is one of Australia’s largest construction material companies, but even a major player like this can be subject to legal action if it fails to provide adequate safety measures for its employees.

Recently, Boral was fined $180,000 over safety breaches related to the exposure of workers to deadly silica dust.

WorkSafe Victoria commenced legal proceedings against the company for failing to provide appropriate respiratory masks to its employees who were working at its quarry in Melbourne. The lack of protective equipment meant that workers were exposed to potentially dangerous levels of silica dust, which can cause serious health issues including lung cancer and silicosis.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident as many other companies have been found to be in breach of safety regulations when it comes to the protection of their workers from hazardous dust like silica dust. If you have been exposed to silica dust due to inadequate safety measures by your employer, Turner Freeman Lawyers may be able to help. We have a team of experienced lawyers who can assist you if you have suffered from silicosis or other diseases resulting from exposure to silica dust.

It is essential that employers take the necessary steps to protect their workers from such risks and adhere to safety regulations. In this case, Boral failed to provide adequate protection for its employees and was consequently fined. Employers must be held accountable when they fail in their duty of care towards their workers.

The article by The Age and Sydney Morning Herald can be found here.

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If you believe your employer has failed to provide adequate safety measures and you have been exposed to silica dust, contact Turner Freeman today. Our team of experienced lawyers will be able to provide legal advice and representation on your matter.

At Turner Freeman, we actively assist workers suffering from silicosis and other silica-induced illnesses to claim the compensation they are entitled to. We understand the hardship and stress these individuals have suffered due to their illness and take pride in providing support throughout the entire legal process.

If you were exposed to silica dust, to discuss your entitlement in more detail, please contact us as soon as possible on 02 8833 2500 so that we can address any questions or concerns you may have about making a claim.