August 2015

Damon Spackman

28 August 2015

On 18 March 2011 a worker suffered chemical burns whilst installing pipe work in a waste water pit at the premises of Sony DADC Australia Pty Ltd. 

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, Damon Spackman, was charged with a breach of section 8(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000.

On 28 August 2015 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $19,000. Sony DADC Australia Pty Ltd was also charged and convicted in relation to this incident.

MSS Security Pty Ltd

19 August 2015

On 14 October 2011 a security guard was fatally injured when he was struck by a cement truck entering a worksite.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, MSS Security Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of section 8(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000. On 19 August 2015 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $150,000.

Siva & Jeya Pty Ltd and Sivakumaran Mathiaparanam

18 August 2015

On 1 January 2011 a waitress suffered severe burns as a result of an explosion which occurred whilst she was replenishing methylated spirits in small dishes under a bain marie.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, Siva & Jeya Pty Ltd and its director Sivakumaran Mathiaparanam were each charged with a breach of section 8(1)of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000.

The defendants were convicted by the District Court and on 18 August 2015 were fined a total of $88,000.

C.H. Stop N Save Pty Ltd

17 August 2015

On 20 August 2012 workers and members of the public were put at risk of death or serious injury when liquid petroleum gas (LPG) was being decanted at a petrol station operated by the defendant. The LPG ignited, causing a significant fire at the site.

After a WorkCover investigation the defendant, C.H. Stop N Save Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) and Section 32/19(2) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 17 August 2015 the defendant was convicted of both offences by the District Court and fined a total of $85,000.

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