Equipment supplier charged after tank container fire


Monday, 08 March, 2021

Equipment supplier charged after tank container fire

WorkSafe Victoria has charged industrial equipment supplier Fuelcraft Pty Ltd with four alleged breaches of section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act; three under section 21(2)(a) for failing to maintain safe systems of work; and one under section 21(2)(e) for failing to provide information, instruction and training.

It is further alleged that the company breached section 38(1) of the OHS Act by failing to notify WorkSafe Victoria immediately after becoming aware of an incident.

The charges relate to a May 2019 incident in Derrimut, in which two workers using an oxy torch inside an ISO tank container were forced to evacuate when diesel residue ignited, causing a fire.

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