WorkSafe lays charges over death of worker

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WorkSafe has commenced prosecution action against a Bassendean engineering company over the death of a worker who was crushed by machinery in May 2019.

Hofmann Engineering Pty Ltd has been charged with failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of an employee.

On May 9, 2019, a welder employed by Hofmann Engineering was in the fabrication workshop welding large gear segments with the aid of a welding manipulator.

The boom of the welding manipulator fell suddenly onto the worker, resulting in fatal crush injuries.

The case has been listed for mention in the Midland Magistrates Court on July 25, and the company is yet to enter a plea to the charge.

Media Contact: Caroline De Vaney 6251 2363 or 0408 927563 (media queries only).

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Media release
07 Jun 2022

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