December 2018

Williams Pressing & Packaging Services Pty Ltd

20 December 2018

On 19 July 2016, a 32 year old worker suffered injuries to her toe when a forklift ran over her left foot.

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

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

Cilin Cai

14 December 2018

On 10 September 2016, a 55 year old worker at Strathfield fell approximately three metres, head first from an unprotected edge at a construction site.

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

On 14 December 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $24,000.

Grandcity Constructions Pty Ltd

14 December 2018

On 10 September 2016, a 55 year old worker at Strathfield fell approximately three metres head first from an unprotected edge at a construction site.

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

On 14 December 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $120,000.

Shaun David Scott Mehan

13 December 2018

On 24 April 2015, a 25 year old apprentice at Miranda suffered serious injuries when he was moving a 530kg air conditioning unit down the stairs with other workers when they lost control and the unit fell on him.

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

On 13 December 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $7,500.

Cleo Antoniou

13 December 2018

On 3 August 2012 (notified 22 July 2015), a 22 year old worker suffered serious injuries to her hand when it became trapped in the manual cup folding machine she was operating at Marrickville.

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

On 13 December 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $25,500.

Confeta Pty Ltd

13 December 2018

On 3 August 2012 (notified 22 July 2015), a 22 year old worker suffered serious injuries to her hand when it became trapped in the manual cup folding machine she was operating at Marrickville.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation, the defendant, Confeta Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of section 32/19(1), section 38(1) and section 39(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 13 December 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $150,000 under section 32/19(1) of the Act; $3,750 under section 38(1) of the Act and $3,750 under section 39(1) of the Act.

International Oils Machinery (Aust) Pty Ltd T/A Coffs Harbour Paper and Oil

10 December 2018

On 6 November 2015, a 50 year old worker at Toormina was injured when his arm was drawn into a machine at a recycling plant and was trapped for several hours.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation, the defendant, Internationals Oil Machinery (Aust) Pty Ltd T/A Coffs Harbour Paper and Oil, was charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 10 December 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $15,000.

Hiltour Pty Ltd

3 December 2018

On 19 January 2016, a 29 year old compounder suffered serious chemical burns to his left leg while decanting a hazardous chemical, known as Compset DER 731 Epoxy Diluent (DER 731), at West Gosford.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation, the defendant, Hiltour Pty Ltd, was charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) and section 38(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 3 December 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $45,000 under section 32/19(1) of the Act and $3,750 under section 38(1) of the Act.

MPMG FM Pty Ltd

03 December 2018

On 28 April 2016, two painters at Heathcote suffered serious injuries when the mobile scaffolding they were working from collapsed.

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

On 3 December 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $90,000.

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