August 2014

Fletcher International Exports Pty Ltd

26 August 2014

On 30 June 2011 a worker was injured when his hand was caught in an unguarded nip point on a conveyor belt.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, Fletcher International Exports Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of Section 8(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000.On 26 August 2014 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $75,000

Fletcher International Exports Pty Ltd

26 August 2014

On 21 June 2012 a trainee worker was injured when his right hand was caught in a nip point between the belt and roller pulley of a conveyor belt.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, Fletcher International Exports Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of Section 32 / Section19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 26 August 2014 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $150,000.

Lend Lease Engineering Pty Limited (formerly Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd

22 August 2014

On 24 March 2009 a worker was struck by a load falling off a crane and suffered fatal injuries. Several workers were also injured.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, Lend Lease Engineering Pty Limited (formerly Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd), was charged with a breach of section 8(1) and section 8(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000.

On 22 August 2014 the defendant was convicted by the Industrial Court of NSW and fined $200,000 in relation to the section 8(2) offence. You can read the judgment.

Boom Logistics Ltd, Hebron Holdings Pty Ltd and MVM Rail Pty Ltd were also charged and convicted in relation to this fatal workplace incident.

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