WorkSafe prosecutes construction company over Rottnest wall collapse

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WorkSafe has commenced prosecution action against a construction company over serious injuries suffered by two workers at a construction site on Rottnest Island.

Firm Construction Pty Ltd has been charged with failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to two employees.

In February 2020, workers employed by contractors to Firm Construction were engaged in construction work on the Hotel Rottnest Resort Development when temporary formwork collapsed, seriously injuring two workers and injuring one other less seriously.

A further five workers were within the vicinity of the collapse but were uninjured.

Firm Construction was the main contractor for the building of the hotel and the injured workers were employed by subcontracted companies.

The first mention will take place in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on March 31.

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

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Media release
15 Feb 2023

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