Type: PRS
Date of Outcome: 06/11/2017

Outcome:

Brad Perryman Builders Pty Ltd (“the offender) is a residential construction company. The offender engaged an independent contractor to deliver concrete panels at a workplace in Maiden Gully. On 24 March 2016, the offender engaged in the task of unloading and erecting concrete panels at the workplace that had been delivered. In respect of the task of unloading and erecting panels, two employees were positioned in a constricted area between a rock wall and the concrete panel which was to be installed. Employees were exposed to a risk of serious injury as a result of the concrete panel becoming unstable and crushing or trapping a person in its vicinity. The offender failed to provide and maintain a safe system of work for the unloading and erection of concrete panels in that it failed to eliminate or reduce the risk of the panel becoming unstable and making contact with persons in its vicinity. The risk eventuated on 24 March 2016 when the concrete panel swung and trapped the independent contractor against a nearby rock wall. The independent contractor was taken to hospital and released the next day. The offender pleaded guilty and was without conviction sentenced to pay a fine of $18,000.00 and to pay

costs of $3,430.00
Court: Bendigo Magistrates’ Court
Coram: HH Magistrate Cottrill
Fine: $18,000.00
Costs: $3,430.00
Published: 08/11/2017
Category: Cranes; Crush injuries; Failure to provide a safe system of work; Failure to provide a safe working environment; Failure to provide a safe workplace; High risk construction work
Appeal: No