Orica Australia Pty Ltd
4 February 2014
On 9 November 2011, 285kg of ammonia was released from Orica’s Kooragang Island plant. Workers at a nearby facility were affected and WorkCover’s investigation disclosed that a series of warning alarms had been disabled.
After the WorkCover investigation the defendant Orica Australia Pty Ltd was charged with two breaches of clause 136A(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001.
On 4 February 2014 Orica was convicted by the Local Court and fined $10,000.