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.

P.K. Roofing Pty Ltd

28 October 2016

On 20 February 2014 two workers were at risk of falling from a height of over two metres while working on a roof at a residential construction site without fall protection.

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

On 28 October 2016 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $28,000.

Newcastle Stevedores Pty Ltd

28 October 2016

On 23 September 2012 a worker was fatally injured when stacks of aluminium ingots being loaded into a ship fell on him.

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

On 28 October 2016 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $150,000.

Bo Liang Yu

20 October 2016

On 9 February 2015 a worker was injured when he fell approximately three metres through the ceiling while moving a box onto the shelving. He had been transported up to the shelving by standing on the tynes of a forklift truck.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant, Bo Liang Yu, was charged with a breach of 32/27(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 20 October the defendant was convicted by the Local Court and 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.

M S Glass Pty Ltd

5 October 2016

On 19 February 2015 a worker was injured and the worker’s employer, the defendant, failed to immediately notify the regulator of the injury. The regulator was not notified of the incident until 27 February 2015.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant, M S Glass Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of section 32/38(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 5 October 2016 the defendant was convicted by the Local Court and fined $4,000.

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