Biggenden Meatworks company director Peter Gibbs.
Biggenden Meatworks company director Peter Gibbs. Contributed

Biggenden Meatworks fined $200,000 over death of worker

A BIGGENDEN abattoir was fined $200,000 in Maryborough Magistrates Court on Thursday, November 29, over the death of an employee in 2017.

Dallarnil man Colin Chivers suffered head injuries when he was struck by a ramp while unloading pigs at Biggenden Meatworks.

He later died in hospital.

Biggenden Meatworks, registered under Meats R Us Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to comply with health and safety, category two.

Company director Peter Gibbs pleaded guilty to the same charge and was fined $15,000.


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