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Two Victorian companies facing charges over worker’s death

Jan 12th 2024

Two Victorian companies facing charges over worker’s death

A fruit grower and a labour hire company are facing charges following the death of a 70-year-old worker who fell from a moving trailer in north-west Victoria two years ago.

The trailer was being towed by a tractor at the time of the incident.

WorkSafe has charged the fruit company with five breaches of section 23(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to protect people who were not employees.

The workplace safety watchdog has laid two charges against the labour hire company for breaching section 21(1) of the OHS Act and section 9(2) of the same Act by failing to provide a safe workplace and failing to supply documents to WorkSafe.

The case will be heard at Swan Hill Magistrates' Court on 24 January 2024.

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