2012 prosecution summaries

December 2012

Nil

November 2012

Nil

October 2012

Cardboard & Paper Supply Co Pty Ltd

18 October 2012 

On 22 October 2010, a labourer was fatally crushed between two metal pressing plates whilst inspecting a fault on a creasing and cutting machine.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant Cardboard & Paper Supply Co Pty Ltd  was charged with a breach of section 8(2) of the OHS Act 2000. 

On 18 October 2012 the defendant was convicted by the Court and fined $150,000.

Sonia Camilleri and Graffica Pty Ltd were also charged and convicted in relation to this fatal workplace incident.

Austar Constructions Pty Ltd

17 October 2012

On 28 August 2009, a worker suffered severe head injuries after falling 3.7 metres through an open, unsecured penetration to a concrete basement below.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant Austar Constructions Pty Ltd was charged with a breach of section 10(1) of the OHS Act 2000.

On 17 October 2012 the defendant was convicted by the Court and fined $50,000. You can read the judgment.

Aleksic Carpentry Pty Ltd, Milivoje Aleksic, Yu Peng Shang and Jackson Cai were also charged and convicted in relation to this workplace incident.

Edmen Recruitment Pty Ltd

3 October 2012

On 11 June 2009,  a worker was seriously injured when he fell into and was caught in the hydraulic operation of a baling machine that was being installed.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant Edmen Recruitment Pty Ltd was charged with a breach of section 8(1) of the OHS Act 2000. 

On 3 October 2012 the defendant was convicted by the Court and fined $117,500 for the section 8(1) offence. You can read the judgment

SITA Australia Pty Ltd was also charged and convicted in relation to this workplace incident.

SITA Australia Pty Ltd

3 October 2012

On 11 June 2009,  a worker was seriously injured when he fell into and was caught in the hydraulic operation of a baling machine that was being installed. 

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant SITA Australia Pty Ltd was charged with a breach of section 8(2) of the OHS Act 2000.  

On 3 October 2012 the defendant was convicted by the Court and fined $130,000 for the section 8(2) offence. You can read the judgment.  

Edmen Recruitment Pty Ltd was also charged and convicted in relation to this workplace incident.

September 2012

Nil

August 2012

Nil

July 2012

Nil

June 2012

Nil

May 2012

Roads and Maritime Service of NSW

25 May 2012

On 3 February 2006, a traffic controller sustained fatal injuries when an emulsion spray truck reversed into him at a road resurfacing work site.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant the Roads and Maritime Services of NSW (formerly known as the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW) was charged with a breach of the OHS Act 2000 section 8(2).

On 25 May 2012 the defendant was convicted by the Court and fined $150,000. You can read the judgment.

Nace Civil Engineering Pty Limited, Borthwick & Pengilly Asphalts Pty Ltd and Eagle Eye Traffic Services Aust Pty Ltd were also charged and convicted in relation to this fatal workplace incident.

April 2012

Nil

March 2012

Nil

February 2012

Ali Mohamed Eli Ibrahm

10 February 2012

On 10 February 2012, a tree lopper sustained serious injuries after being struck by a chainsaw and falling out of a tree. The incident was not reported until the injured person contacted WorkCover several months later. 

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant Ali Mohamed Eli Ibrahim was charged with two breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, section 38 (failing to notify a serious incident) and section 39 (not preserving the site of a serious incident).

On 9 October 2013, the defendant pleaded guilty to both charges and was convicted by the Local Court and fined a total of $2000 and was ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution.

January 2012

Nil

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