A teenage apprentice was set alight, feared being raped and had a chart of his mistakes publicly displayed in his workplace, an inquest into his death has heard.

Alec Meikle had begun work an apprentice engineer at Downer EDI in Bathurst, southwest of Sydney, in January 2008.  His father Richard Meikle said his 17-year-old son was verbally abused from day three. Mr Meikle said he was called “a useless f***ing c***” every day by his supervisor Colin Wiggins…