August 2017

New South Wales Sugar Milling Co Operative Limited

28 August 2017

On 4 September 2014 2 workers were directed to restart a boiler and loaded bagasse onto the grate of the furnace.  The workers  waited for the retained heat in the furnace to ignite the bagasse. One worker opened the door to the furnace and could not detect any signs of ignition and then then hosed diesel onto the furnace which ignited and a fireball blew back causing the worker to suffer burns.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation, the defendant, New South Wales Sugar Milling Co Operative Limited, was charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 28 August 2017, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $42,500.

Carrolls Springs Pty Ltd

23 August 2017

On 25 May 2015, a worker  suffered severe lacerations to his left cheek when the cutting disk of an angle grinder kicked back or shattered and struck the worker in the face.

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

On 23 August 2017 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $75,000.

Grip Asia Pacific Pty Limited

14 August 2017

On 17 November 2015 a worker was injured when he fell approximately 3 metres while installing warehouse racking.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation, the defendant, Grip Asia Pacific Pty Limited, was charged with a breach of Section 32/19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 14 August 2017 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $85,000.

Macleay River Protein Pty Limited

11 August 2017

On 4 August 2015, a worker employed as a renderer at a meat processing plant, was fatally injured when he was crushed between the 300-400kg load of a forklift and a wall after he tried to adjust the load and the forklift suddenly moved forward.

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

On 11 August 2017 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $375,000.

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