September 2014

Karimbla Construction services Pty Limited

16 September 2014

On 12 May 2012, a 48 year old bricklayer sustained serious injury when he fell from an elevated work platform during the course of his employment.

After a WorkCover investigation, the defendant, Karimbla Construction Services Pty Limited, was charged with a breach of section 32 / 19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 16 September the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $75,000.

Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd

11 September 2014

On 18 March 2011 a worker was injured when he fell five metres through an open penetration on a roof.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of section 8(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000.

On 11 September 2014 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $33,382.

Nils Clifford Ryder was also charged and convicted in relation to this incident.

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