March 2018

Co-Wyn Building Contractors Pty Ltd

26 March 2018

On 30 June 2015, a worker was fatally injured when he fell 2.9 metres onto a concrete slab while installing a walking platform between roof trusses.

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

On 26 March 2018, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $405,000.

Edgesafe Pty Ltd and Christopher Butler

26 March 2018

On 8 January 2015, a worker was seriously injured when he fell approximately 5 meters from a roof when the temporary edge protection he leant on gave way.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendants, Edgesafe Pty Ltd and Christopher Butler were respectively charged with a breach of section 32/26(2) and 32/27(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 26 March 2018, the defendants were convicted by the District Court. The corporate defendant was fined $75,000 and the director defendant was fined $5,500.

Millart Enterprises Pty Ltd and Notlad Enterprises Pty Ltd

19 March 2018

On 8 April 2015, a 47 year old female customer died during a drift snorkeling tour after getting into difficulties in a strong current.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation, the defendants, Millart Enterprises Pty Ltd and Notlad Enterprises Pty Ltd, were each charged with a breach of section 32/19(2) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 19 March 2018, both defendants were convicted by the District Court and fined $60,000 each.

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