WorkSafe ACT (Australia) said the alleged assault of one of its safety inspectors by a worker at a Gungahlin cafe was caught on a closed-circuit television camera.
According to The Canberra Times, the young female inspector was placed on sick leave after she was allegedly manhandled out of the cafe July 29.(WCxKit)
Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe reported details of the assault, claiming his organization would not stand for any bullying of its officers.
McCabe stated the female inspector was revisiting the cafe after a previous health and safety audit had revealed issues that needed immediate attention including a faulty griller with exposed wires and fire safety problems.
She was returning to the cafe to ensure the matters had been addressed. The young woman had dealt with the same person on each occasion and had shown her identification.
McCabe claimed he had viewed CCTV footage of the incident. Police were investigating the alleged assault and seeking witnesses.(WCxKit)
According to McCabe, inspectors also deserved to work in a safe environment as they carried out their duties.
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