8.30 Assume you have been appointed by BHP Billiton to formulate a strategy to respond to the comments provided in Accounting Headline 8.10. Explain the strategies you would adopt assuming you are a supporter of Legitimacy Theory. LO 8.6
Accounting Headline 8.10
BHP found guilty
Resources giant BHP Billiton has been convicted of breaching mines safety legislation over the death of a worker at a Port Redland site more than four years ago.
In a decision yesterday after a trial Which included hearings in South Redland and Magistrate Peter Malone found BHP had contravened the Mines Safety and Inspection Act by exposing Andrew Terrence McLaughlin to a hazard that resulted in the 52-year-old's death.
McLaughlin, a father of three, crushed under a lift at a Nelson Point workshop. Submissions on the penalty are scheduled for March 19.