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G4S Custodial Services Pty Ltd (formerly GSL Custodial Services Pty Ltd) – the company contracted by the Department of Corrective Services to transport persons in custody - has been fined $285,000 over the death of Mr Ward in 2008. G4S, as the employer of the drivers, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the safety and health of a person not being an employee is not adversely affected by the...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Aug 2011
A Boulder mining maintenance company has been fined $90,000 (and ordered to pay $3654.50 in costs) over an incident in which a 15-year-old was seriously and permanently injured. Dalmain Enterprises Pty Ltd – trading as ATS Mining Maintenance – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to employee and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Aug 2011
Inspectors from WorkSafe’s Transport team will be available at this weekend’s Perth Truck and Trailer Show to provide information on transport safety. Along with WorkSafe inspectors, the booth will be manned by representatives from Main Roads WA and the Department of Transport. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the booth at the show would be an important source of...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Jul 2011
A Kelmscott transport company has been fined a total of $8000 for failing to record the work time, breaks and non-work time of commercial vehicle drivers. T.S. & D.E. Cowcher Farms Pty Ltd – trading as Derek Murray & Co – pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to implement a system to accurately record the activities of drivers, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last month...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Jul 2011
A site supervisor on a Perth tilt-up construction site has been fined $6000 over an incident in which four panels fell into a lift shaft. Ronald William Roy was found guilty in absentia of failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety of other persons through an act or omission, and was fined $6000 in the Perth Magistrates Court last month. In December 2008, Mr Roy was...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Jul 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 43-year-old crane operator/rigger at a construction site in Karratha this morning. The man was believed to have been crushed by a large concrete soakwell lid that fell while being lifted by a crane. Inspectors travelled to the site immediately, and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jul 2011
The State of Western Australia (Department of Corrective Services) has been fined $285,000 over the death of Mr Ward in 2008. The Department of Corrective Services pleaded guilty in May to failing to ensure that persons who were not employees were not exposed to hazards and, by that failure, causing the death of Mr Ward, and was fined in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court yesterday. The Department...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jul 2011
A demolition contractor has been fined $5000 for failing to disconnect the electrical supply to a demolition site. Michele Antonio Galluccio – trading as Jag Demo & Cartage - pleaded guilty to undertaking demolition work that was not performed in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday. In November 2010, Mr Galluccio was engaged...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Jul 2011
A scaffolding company has been fined $2000 for failing to comply with a WorkSafe improvement notice after having signed a compliance slip. Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd pleaded guilty to not complying with an improvement notice within the specified time and was fined in the Collie Magistrates Court on Wednesday. In March 2009, Hitachi Plant Technologies had been engaged by IHI Engineering...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jul 2011
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to workers engaged in high risk work that they need to obtain a licence to perform that work. The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work replaced National Certificates of Competency in 2007, and some workers will need to have the licence by June 30 this year. Everyone performing high risk work will require a licence by June 30 2012, but...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Jun 2011
A Muchea hay processing plant has been fined $10,000 over an incident in which an employee’s arm was injured when it was caught in a hay baling machine. Hay Australia Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment, and was fined in the Joondalup Magistrates Court yesterday. Hay Australia’s main business is breaking down large bales of hay into smaller bales for...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Jun 2011
A painting company has been fined $15,000 over an incident in which a painter was seriously injured when he fell from scaffolding. Matnic Enterprises Pty Ltd – trading as Matrics Painting – pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2007, Matnic had been...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Jun 2011
A WorkSafe inspection program of manufacturing workplaces in the Bunbury area has revealed a low level of awareness of the requirements of WA’s workplace safety laws. Six WorkSafe inspectors conducted 57 inspections in the Bunbury area over the two weeks commencing March 21, 2011. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the inspection program revealed that most employers in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jun 2011
WorkSafe will not appeal to the High Court over Laing O’Rourke’s successful appeal against their conviction on charges relating to Cyclone George. WorkSafe charges against BGC Contracting Pty Ltd, Spotless P & F Pty Ltd and WorleyParsons will now be withdrawn because of their similarity to those in the Laing O’Rourke case. In August 2010, His Honour Justice Murray set aside an earlier...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Jun 2011
The owner/operator and employer at a Kalgoorlie materials recovery facility have been fined a total of $50,000 over an incident in which a man’s arm was injured in an unguarded machine. Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd – the employer at the facility – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and was fined $40,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on Wednesday...
WorkSafe
Media release
03 Jun 2011
A WorkSafe roadblock exercise at Norseman last weekend has revealed generally good compliance with fatigue safety laws, but some continuing problems with rest breaks. The joint roadblock, conducted by WorkSafe inspectors and WA Police, involved commercial vehicles being stopped as they came in from the east-west run to check whether the required rest breaks had been taken. Acting WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jun 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 45-year-old man on a farm between Salmon Gums and Grass Patch, north of Esperance, yesterday afternoon. The man was believed to have been working on the roof of a large agricultural shed when he fell around seven metres through a skylight. A WorkSafe inspector is travelling to the site today and will investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jun 2011
A building company and a roofing company have been fined a total of $10,000 for not providing fall prevention measures for workers on a building site. Boutique Building Company Pty Ltd and Western Metal Roofing Pty Ltd both pleaded guilty to failing to provide edge protection when there was a risk that a person could fall three metres or more, and were each fined $5000 in the Rockingham...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 May 2011
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program next month to look at whether construction industry employers are complying with requirements for consultation on safety management. Throughout June, inspectors will check to ensure that consultation on hazards and safety management on construction sites in metropolitan and regional areas is in accordance with occupational safety and health laws. Acting...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 May 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 50-year-old mechanical engineering manager after a fall at a printing business in Canning Vale last week. On May 9, the man was believed to have been adjusting machinery while standing on a ladder when he fell around two metres, sustaining serious head injuries. He remained in a coma on life support last week, and died in Royal Perth Hospital...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 May 2011
A demolition company has been fined $2500 for failing to install security fencing around a demolition site that contained asbestos. Coda Contracting Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that demolition work was done in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard and was fined $2500 in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on Friday. Coda Contracting was contracted to demolish a residence in...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 May 2011
A host employer and a labour hire company have been fined a total of $120,000 over an incident in 2008 in which a labour hire worker’s lower leg was severely injured and later amputated. Host employer Beds Plus Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the provision of a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined $80,...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 May 2011
Kalgoorlie will host a Work Safe 2011 Forum on May 18, providing an opportunity for Goldfields residents to learn more about workplace safety. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Forums aimed to bring together people with an interest in occupational safety and health to update their knowledge on the latest developments in this arena. “The Kalgoorlie Forum will cover a...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 May 2011
Geraldton will host a Work Safe 2011 Forum on May 25, providing an opportunity for Mid-West residents to learn more about workplace safety. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Forums aimed to bring together people with an interest in occupational safety and health to update their knowledge on the latest developments in this arena. “The Geraldton Forum will cover a range...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 May 2011
WorkSafe has begun an inspection program to look at safety issues with mobile plant on construction sites. Inspectors will look at mobile plant such as earthmoving equipment, elevating work platforms, mobile cranes and forklifts on metropolitan and regional construction sites throughout May. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that a significant number of workplace deaths in...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 May 2011

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