2015

December 2015

Austral Hydroponics Pty Ltd and Eang Lam (Director)

11 December 2015

On 7 March 2013 a worker was seriously injured when he fell 2.5 metres from a hot house while attempting to remove pliable plastic covering from the hot house roof.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendants, Austral Hydroponics Pty Ltd and the director Eang Lam, were charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) and 32/27(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 respectively.

On 11 December 2015 the corporate defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $150,000 and the director defendant was fined $15,000.

High Performance Constructions Pty Ltd

3 December 2015

On 12 November 2012 two workers were injured when the staircase they were attempting to move fell on them.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant, High Performance Constructions Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 3 December 2015 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $9,000.

November 2015

Plumbers Supplies Co-Operative Limited

16 November 2015

On 8 August 2012 a worker was fatally injured when he was pinned between a reversing truck and another vehicle parked at the defendant’s premises.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant, Plumbers Supplies Co-Operative Limited, was charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 16 November 2015 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $120,000.

October 2015

Nil

September 2015

Visy Paper Pty Ltd

4 September 2015

On 12 December 2012 a worker was fatally injured when he suffered multiple crush injuries when a front end loader moving waste paper drove over him.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant, Visy Paper Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 4 September 2015 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $412,500.

August 2015

Nil

July 2015

Nil

June 2015

Nil

May 2015

Nil

April 2015

Baiada Poultry Pty Ltd

30 April 2015

On 25 March 2011 a worker was injured when he became trapped in an operating spin chiller machine for several hours.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, Baiada Poultry Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of Section 8(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000.

On 30 April 2015 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $37,500.

Ecowize Specialised Hygiene Services was also charged and convicted in relation to this incident.

March 2015

Patrick Stevedores Holdings Pty Ltd

18 March 2015

On 28 March 2010 a worker was fatally injured when he was crushed by a shipping container being loaded onto the deck of a container ship.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, Patrick Stevedores Holdings Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of Section 8(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000.

On 18 March 2015 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $150,000.

Novacastrian Demolition Services Pty Ltd

17 March 2015

On 26 June 2013 scaffolding collapsed from a demolition site into a public street and the matter was not reported to WorkCover as required.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, Novacastrian Demolition Services Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of Section 38(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 17 March 2015 the defendant was convicted by the Local Court and fined $18,000.

February 2015

Nil

January 2015

Nil

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