Feb 18th 2022
Vic transport company facing charges over serious truck crashes
A Vic transport company faces charges under section 32 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for unsafe work practices.
WorkSafe alleges the company allowed workers to drive two milk tankers despite being aware the trucks were unsafe.
The South Gippsland company has also been charged for breaching section 23 of the OHS Act by exposing road users to health and safety risks when it failed to ensure unsafe milk tankers were not driven on public roads.
WorkSafe further alleges the company failed to provide or maintain safe plant; and failed to provide or maintain safe systems of work to ensure vehicles were free of mechanical defects and driver fatigue was managed.
Source WorkSafe Victoria website.
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