September 2017

Hydro Clean (Griffith) Pty Ltd

22 September 2017

On 21 January 2015 a 25 year old apprentice welder suffered significant injury when he fell approximately 5 metres onto a crane deck while decommissioning a section of plant.

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

On 22 September 2017 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $120,000.

Mr Zheng Jin

19 September 2017

On 9 December 2016, a SafeWork NSW Inspector observed Mr Zheng Jin operating a forklift at Flemington Sydney Markets without wearing a seatbelt.

Mr Jin was issued with a Penalty Notice for failure to wear personal protective equipment (being a seatbelt) in breach of clause 46 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (NSW).  Mr Jin elected to have the matter heard before the Local Court.

On 21 September 2017 Mr Jin was convicted by the Local Court and fined $1,000.

Jeremi Scott Tolputt

1 September 2017

On 1 June 2015 a 20 year old labourer fell approximately 11 metres off a roof of a house after being hit by a swinging branch cut from a tree, suffering a fractured shoulder from the fall.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation, the defendant, Jeremi Scott Tolputt, was charged with a breach of section 32/28(b) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 1 September 2017 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $20,000

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