October 2016

Allmen Engineering Projects Pty Ltd and Rupert Henry (Director)

31 October 2016

On 10 March 2014 a worker suffered permanent brain damage when attempting to turn a 500kg steel beam with a turning bar while he was standing on trestles. The turning bar broke, hitting him in the head and causing him to fall.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendants, Allmen Engineering Projects Pty Ltd and its director, Rupert Henry, were charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) and 32/27(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 respectively.

On 31 October 2016 the defendants were convicted by the District Court.  The corporate defendant was fined $150,000 and the individual defendant was fined $15,000.

Tho Services Limited

17 October 2016

On 11 March 2013 a 15 year old work experience student suffered permanent loss of vision to both eyes when he was welding on his first day of work placement without eye protection correctly in place.

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

Following an appeal on behalf of the prosecutor, on 17 October 2016 the defendant was convicted by the Court of Criminal Appeal and fined $240,000.

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