August 2019

Sydney Hoist and Scaffolding Pty Ltd

29 August 2019

On 25 February 2014, a 25 year old and a 39 year old scaffolder suffered injuries when the scaffold on a 14 storey building under construction collapsed at Mascot.

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

On 29 August 2019, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $225,000.

PNA Property Developments Pty Ltd

26 August 2019

On 6 July 2016, a man suffered injuries when he fell approximately 5 metres through a ventilation shaft, at Belmore.

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

On 26 August 2019, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $180,000.

Silver Raven Pty Ltd

19 August 2019

On 30 September 2015, a worker was seriously injured as a result of operating a high pressure water blaster without adequate PPE or safety systems, at Bomaderry.

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

On 19 August 2019, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $225,000.

Investa Asset Management Pty Ltd

19 August 2019

On 20 October 2015, two window cleaners were seriously injured when the Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) they were using to clean the external windows of the building failed, and they fell, along with the BMU, from the 12th floor, at Sydney.

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

On 19 August 2019, the defendant was convicted by the District Court, fined $400,000 and ordered to publish an Adverse Publicity Order pursuant to s236 of the Act on or before 19 September 2019.

Spectra Plumbing Pty Ltd

12 August 2019

On 21 November 2016, a worker suffered electric shock and second degree burns when he came into contact with energised power lines while lowering a 6 metre length of copper pipe from a balcony at Kogarah.

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

On 12 August 2019, the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $150,000.

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