In 2017, the Queensland Parliament introduced an offence of industrial manslaughter.  These provisions make it an offence for a person conducting a business, or a senior officer, to negligently cause the death of a worker or employee.  In particular the offence applies if the worker dies or is fatally injured, in the course of carrying out work for the business.

The investigation and prosecution process for offences of this nature are deeply concerning for the individuals and senior officials involved.  Having expert advice at the earliest opportunity means that you can be assured of appropriate representation throughout the proceedings.

The maximum penalty for industrial manslaughter for an individual is 20 years imprisonment or for a body corporate it is 100,000 penalty units.