May 2018

Gerard Gibson

28 May 2018

On 18 February 2017, the defendant produced a document in complying or purportedly complying with the WHS Act and the WHS Regulation that the defendant knew to be false or misleading.

After SafeWork investigation the defendant was charged with 2 counts of breach of section 268(2) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and 4 counts of breach of section 43(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 28 May 2018, the defendant was convicted by the Local Court of 1 count pursuant to s43(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act and fined $6000 with 4 matters taken on a Form 1, and 1 count pursuant to s268(2) of the Work Health and Safety Act with 1 matter taken on a Form 1 and fined $3000.

Abbas Rabih Tawil

22 May 2018

On 4 January 2017, a 46 year old renderer was working on a mobile scaffold when the mobile scaffold tipped and he fell approximately two metres.

After a SafeWork investigation the defendant was charged with 1 offence of failure to comply with a notice under section 155(5) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 22 May 2018, the defendant was convicted by the Local Court and fined $5,000.

Render Texture Cladding Pty Ltd

22 May 2018

On 4 January 2017, a 46 year old renderer was working on a mobile scaffold when the mobile scaffold tipped and he fell approximately two metres.

After a SafeWork investigation the defendant was charged with 2 offence of failure to comply with a notice under section 155(5) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 22 May 2018, the defendant was convicted by the Local Court and fined $10,000 on each count.

Mark Paul Marando

18 May 2018

Mark Paul Marando failed to comply with Improvement Notice issued on 5 November 2015 to take action in relation to abandoned underground petrol tanks.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant Mark Marando was charged with a breach of section 193 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 18 May 2018, the defendant was convicted by the Local Court and fined $2,000.

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