Tri Q fined $125,000 following death of Michael McLoughlin
A NOT-FOR-PROFIT organisation has been fined $125,000 for not identifying the risks in a workplace at which an employee was killed.
Michael James McLoughlin had worked for Tri Q Inc for two days when he was killed in an explosion in Moranbah on March 13.
Tri Q pleaded guilty in the Mackay Industrial Magistrates Court to failing to comply with a health and safety duty - Category 2.
"In my view this is a very serious and grievous breach of the legislation," Magistrate Damien Dwyer said.
However, Mr Dwyer commented that since the incident Tri Q had taken "a very responsible approach".
A conviction was not recorded against Tri Q.
The organisation was placed on a two year good behaviour bond and a training order.