April 2018

David Giles Armstrong

30 April 2018

On 20 October 2015 a 27 year old excavator operator, and David Giles Armstrong, a 54 year old plumber suffered serious injuries while attempting to repair a ruptured natural gas line. Mr Armstrong operated an electric jack hammer near the rupture which ignited the natural gas.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant David Giles Armstrong was charged with a breach of section 32/28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 30 April 2018, the defendant was convicted by the Local Court and fined $2,200.

E.C. Throsby Pty Ltd

23 April 2018

On 6 November 2014, a 22 year old cleaner suffered serious injuries when his arm was struck by the mixing paddles of a meat processor he was cleaning in an abattoir.

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

On 23 April 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $90,000.

Mondex Group Pty Ltd

23 April 2018

On 6 November 2014, a 22 year old cleaner suffered serious injuries when his arm was struck by the mixing paddles of a meat processor he was cleaning in an abattoir.

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

On 23 April 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $15,000.

LendLease Building Pty Ltd

20 April 2018

On 8 August 2015, a labourer was injured when he was struck by scaffold components which toppled from a forklift being driven by an unlicensed driver.

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

On 20 April 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $60,000.

Wholesale Joinery Pty Ltd

16 April 2018

On 13 May 2016, a worker was seriously injured, when he fell approximately 4.5 metres while removing ceiling panels from a disused cool room.

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

On 16 April 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $120,000.

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