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WA companies charged after worker’s fatal fall

Oct 16th 2023

WA companies charged after worker’s fatal fall

Two companies have been charged after a 23-year-old apprentice plunged 20 metres to his death at a Perth construction site in 2020.

WorkSafe has charged a steel fabrication company for failing to ensure the safety and health of non-employees, thus, causing the death of an apprentice carpenter and serious harm to a fellow worker.

WorkSafe has also charged a roofing company with failing to ensure the safety and health of people who were not employees. The company faces a maximum fine of $1.5 million.

The companies have been charged under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 because the incident happened beforethe introduction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020.

More details here.

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