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ACT building firm pleads guilty to work safety breaches after worker’s fatal fall

Mar 1st 2022

ACT building firm pleads guilty to work safety breaches after worker’s fatal fall

A building company has pleaded guilty to workplace safety violations following the death of a carpenter who fell over six metres at a Denman Prospect worksite in 2020.

Acting WorkSafe ACT commissioner Amanda Grey said the carpenter’s death was preventable.

“Mr Magi’s death was preventable, and my thoughts and condolences are with his family, friends and colleagues today.”

“Every worker has the right to a safe workplace and the right to return home safely.

“Charges like the ones that Better Building Holdings needed to respond to should be laid promptly, and those who breach the WHS laws held to account.

“I’m glad to see Better Buildings Holdings take responsibility for its failure to provide a safe workplace for Mr Magi.”

In a statement, WorkSafe ACT said it completed multiple targeted campaigns across several suburbs in 2021. The safety watchdog added that the crackdown on residential construction would continue this year.

The company will face sentencing on 6 May 2022.

Source WorkSafe ACT website.

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