BUSTED: Delivery driver sacked for throwing package

A man is seen throwing a parcel over the fence at a Highfields business.
A man is seen throwing a parcel over the fence at a Highfields business. Contributed

A HIGHFIELDS business owner will be reimbursed for a smashed parcel after an Australia Post contractor threw it over a 2m fence, smashing the contents inside.

OzLocka Industries owner Jason Carter only discovered the dodgy delivery yesterday when he opened the package left dumped on the Highfields depot driveway which had been delivered last week.

Investigating the possible cause of the damage, Mr Carter reviewed CCTV footage at the business which recorded the delivery man toss the parcel over the 2m fence.

The worker then stares at the package before driving away.

Mr Carter raised the issue with Australia Post who told him to share details and footage of the incident, before filling out a parcel reimbursement form at his nearest post outlet.

He said while the claim had been accepted and the matter resolved, he went public with the footage he has since shared on social media to raise awareness.

"I am happy with the result," Mr Carter said.

He said Australia Post would reimburse him the value of the egg incubator, and he understood the delivery driver no longer worked for the postal service.

An Australia Post spokeswoman told The Chronicle the man's actions were "unacceptable behaviour and will not be tolerated".

"We're extremely disappointed in the actions of this driver and he was immediately dismissed," the spokeswoman said.

"We visited the customer this morning to apologise and provide compensation.

"Our people take great care in providing safe and timely mail delivery."

She said if customers had concerns about mail delivery they should contact Australia Post on 13 13 18 or through social media.

Digi subs The Chronicle
Digi subs The Chronicle Contributed

Topics:  australia post editors picks highfields toowoomba

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Man flees north after stealing flatmate's bank card

MEAN FLATMATE: Trent Hancock, 35, ripped-off his Ipswich house mate by using her bankcard then quickly left for Far North Queensland.

Hancock had been a boarder in Brassall during late 2014

Mum ropes teen boy into pitiful drug operation

Cops spied on Sarah Amanda-Lee Junge's texts and calls.

Lots of customers, not much profit

Best-selling sci-fi author to visit Springfield

Best-selling sci-fi and fantasy author, Kylie Chan is coming to BOOK FACE Orion.

Science fiction meets ancient Eastern mythology

Local Partners