Victorian company charged over chemical fire


Thursday, 23 April, 2020


Victorian company charged over chemical fire

WorkSafe Victoria has charged Bradbury Industrial Services, a Victorian waste management company, with three offences under sections 21(2)(e) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and section 31C(1) of the Dangerous Goods Act. The charges relate to an explosion and chemical fire at a Campbellfield warehouse in April 2019, and follow 35 pre-existing charges filed in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court relating to additional chemical stockpiles at other Bradbury sites in Campbellfield and Craigieburn.

WorkSafe Victoria alleges that the company, which is now in liquidation, failed to provide workers at the Campbellfield site with the information, instruction, training and supervision needed to perform the work safely and without risks to health.

Bradbury is also accused of failing to take reasonable precautions to prevent fire or explosion at the site in circumstances where it knew that the failure would endanger the safety or health of people, property or the environment. The company also allegedly failed to take precautions to prevent fire or explosion involving dangerous goods in its ownership, control or possession.

The latest charges have been listed for a filing hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 29 April 2020.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/reewungjunerr

Related News

Company fined $16K for unsafe demolition, asbestos removal

A demolition company and its two directors have been fined $16,000 for improperly demolishing a...

Unplanned explosive incident at underground mine

SafeWork SA is reminding mine operators to develop, implement and maintain safe systems of work,...

SWA releases resources for halved silica dust WES

Safe Work Australia has published resources for PCBUs working with respirable crystalline silica,...


  • All content Copyright © 2020 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd