RACV was convicted and fined $475,000 in the County Court on Thursday 16 December in relation to a fatigue related fatality where a sub-contracted roadside assist operator from YJ Auto Repairs died.

The organisation plead guilty to a single charge of failing to take reasonable care to ensure that persons other than employees were not exposed to risks to their health and safety arising from the conduct of its undertaking.

The incident occurred early 10 March 2018 when the driver ran off the road and struck a tree in Healesville, with an investigation finding evidence that he had fallen asleep at the wheel.


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