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Court Summary - at a glance
1. Clearly direct workers that only one person is to ride the quad bike at a time;
2. Clearly direct workers that children are not to be carried as passengers on quad bikes.
On 11 July 2016 a worker of the Defendant was grooming paddocks at the Defendant’s farm, using a one-passenger quad bike with a “tow and collect” attachment.
The worker took the Victim and another child on the back of the bike while he undertook this task. They were told to hold on and given earmuffs. The Victim fell off the back and was run over by the tow and collect.
The Victim suffered a fracture to his left femur, requiring surgery, a burn to his leg, believed to be from the exhaust, scrapes and abrasions to his torso, a swollen ear and bruising and cuts and scrapes to both arms.