April 2016

Brilliant Along Developments Pty Ltd

22 April 2016

On 26 July 2013 two workers were injured when the underground fuel storage tank they were moving with an excavator exploded.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant, Brilliant Along Developments Pty Ltd, was charged with breaches of section 32/19(1) and section 32/19(2) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 22 April 2016 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and the defendant was fined a total of $240,000.

Romanous Contractors Pty Ltd and John Allen Romanous

8 April 2016

On 20 September 2012 a worker was fatally injured when he fell approximately 5 metres through a penetration at a construction site.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant, Romanous Contractors Pty Ltd and its director John Allen Romanous, were charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) and section 32/27(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 respectively.

On 8 April 2016 the defendants were convicted by the District Court and the corporate defendant fined $425,000 and the director defendant fined $85,500.

Oakville Produce Pty Ltd (formerly Moraitis Pty Ltd)

7 April 2016

On 16 December 2013 a worker was fatally injured when he was struck by a reversing forklift at a potato farm.

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

On 7 April 2016 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $187,500.

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