June 2016

Pickles Auctions Pty Ltd

8 June 2016

On 20 March 2013 one worker was fatally injured and another worker suffered serious injuries when they were moving a cabinet from the back of a truck onto the tynes of a forklift.  The workers lost control of the cabinet and were struck by it as it fell.

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

On 8 June 2016 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $225,000.

High Top Roofing Pty Ltd and Carlos Abraham

24 June 2016

On 22 November 2014 a worker suffered injuries when he fell approximately three metres from the roof of a granny flat under construction.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendants, High Top Roofing Pty Ltd and its director Carlos Abraham, were charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) and section 32/28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 respectively.

On 24 June 2016 the defendants were convicted by the District Court and the corporate defendant fined $56,250 and the personal defendant fined $5,625.

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