Crane firm fined after fatal NSW accident
A Crane hire firm has been fined $100,000 after an accident which
killed one man and injured four others in NSW's Hunter Valley.
Boom Logistics Pty Ltd, the Melbourne-headquartered company that
owned the crane, pleaded guilty to a breach of the Occupational
Health and Safety Act (07 September 2012)
Just turning up at work is a deadly
Efforts to make the state's factories and construction sites
safer are having little effect on the death toll, with the latest
Safe Work Australia figures revealed 21 deaths in NSW between June
2011 and April 30 this year. Some of the most tragic cases are
heard in the Industrial Court of NSW, prosecuted by WorkCover, the
government body that enforces workplace safety laws (05 September
Aviation company TAE Systems fined for plane fuel tank
explosion at Adelaide Airport
An aviation company has been fined in the state's Industrial
Magistrates Court over an explosion in the fuel tank of a plane at
Adelaide Airport. The Industrial Magistrate said TAE had taken an
"unacceptably casual attitude" in preparing the aircraft
to be worked upon and had relied on a 1976 Cessna manual (03
Safety deregulation will put Queensland mineworkers at
Weakening Queensland's strict mine safety laws is a dangerous
step for the Newman Government that could endanger the state's
mineworkers, the CFMEU says. At their Queensland District
convention last week, union delegates passed a resolution to fight
any attempt from industry or government to tamper with the
state's best practice OH&S regulations, including lessening
the powers of safety inspectors (03 September 2012)
Building Practitioners – WorkSafe Victoria
Inspection in Melbourne's East
WorkSafe Victoria announced that from 22–29 August 2012,
it issued 58 improvement notices to domestic construction
businesses in Melbourne's east, as part of its Operation
SafeSite. WorkSafe Victoria will target five suburban and
regional areas over the next 12 months, with the next round of
inspections to be conducted in Melbourne's north later this
year (29 August 2012)
Inspector Christensen v Boom Logistics Ltd 
The defendant is fined an amount of $100,000 with a moiety thereof
to the prosecutor.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY - prosecution under s 8(2) of the
Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 - construction and
replacement of railway track - use of 200 tonne mobile crane while
crane under load - clips removed from rails - non-employee fatally
injured and other non-employees seriously injured - general and
specific deterrence - plea of guilty - good corporate citizen -
penalty imposed – costs More...
Inspector Hall v Raydaz Design Pty Ltd  NSWIRComm
The corporate defendant is fined an amount of $75,000 with a
moiety thereof to the prosecutor.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY - prosecutions under s 8(2) of the
Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 - building industry -
residential property - jib fell from boom of crane at construction
site controlled by defendants - non-employee injured - general and
specific deterrence - pleas of guilty - remorse - capacity to pay -
Fines Act 1996 - penalty imposed - costs.
Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999; Fines Act 1996;
Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 More...
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