November 2017

CTN Construction Pty Ltd

29 November 2017

On 15 September 2015 a worker was seriously injured at a construction site when he fell approximately 3-4 metres through an unguarded stairwell void.

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

On 29 November 2017 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $75,000.

Auschem (NSW) Pty Ltd

27 November 2017

On 3 February 2015 two workers were seriously injured as a result of an explosion and a fire caused by electrostatic ignition during the decanting of paint thinners.

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

On 27 November 2017 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $60,000.

Travis Brown

24 November 2017

On 11 February 2015 a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell approximately 3.8 metres while installing roof sheeting on a roof of a workshop.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant, Travis Brown, was charged with breaches of section 32/19(1) and section 32/38 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 24 November 2017 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $60,000 in relation to the section 19(1) offence and $1,500 in respect of the section 38 offence.

Billyard Homes Pty Ltd

24 November 2017

On 29 June 2015 a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 2.5 metres through an unguarded void on the first floor of a house under construction.

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

On 24 November 2017 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $60,000.

CRS (NSW) Pty Ltd and Mr Jay McGeachie Jenkins

3 November 2017

On 1 July 2015 a 47 year old visitor to a residential property suffered serious burns when an explosion and fireball occurred as a result of bitumen laying works conducted by CRS (NSW) Pty Ltd.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendants, CRS (NSW) Pty Ltd and its director Mr Jay McGeachie Jenkins, were charged with a breach of sections 32/19(2) and 32/27(1) respectively of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 3 November 2017 the defendants were convicted by the District Court. The corporate defendant was fined $160,000 and Mr Jenkins was fined $40,000.

Harris Holdings Pty Ltd and Harry Zizikas

2 November 2017

On 26 November 2015 a worker was fatally injured when he came into contact with the tracks of an excavator at a waste sorting facility.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendants, Harris Holdings Pty Ltd and its director Harry Zizikas, were charged with a breach of sections 32/19(1) and 32/27(1) respectively of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 2 November 2017, the defendants were convicted by the District Court. The corporate defendant was fined $300,000 and Mr Zizikas was fined $60,000.

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