Date of Outcome: 10/08/2015

Outcome: The Accused operates heavy vehicles and equipment to transport quarry materials. In the course of making a delivery, the pivot on a dog trailer tipping bin failed, causing the bin to fall sideways, destroying the hydraulic ram and spilling the load. No-one was injured in the incident. On investigation, the truck and dog trailer were found to be in poor condition and would not have been roadworthy or safe at the time of the incident.

The Accused plead guilty to one charge pursuant to section 21(1) & (2)(a) of the OHS Act, namely failure of an employer to provide and maintain safe plant. The Accused was released on an adjourned undertaking with a condition that it donate $4,000 to Koroit CFA and pay the VWA's costs of $3,895.

Court: Magistrates' Court

Costs: $3,895.00

Published: 14/08/2015

Category: Failure to provide and maintain plant

Appeal: No

Information source: Worksafe Victoria