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.

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