Company charged after workers injured in formwork collapse

Thursday, 16 February, 2023

Company charged after workers injured in formwork collapse

WorkSafe WA has filed charges against a construction company over serious injuries suffered by two workers at a construction site on Rottnest Island. Firm Construction Pty Ltd has been charged with failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to two employees.

In February 2020, workers employed by contractors to Firm Construction were engaged in construction work on the Hotel Rottnest Resort Development when temporary formwork collapsed, seriously injuring two workers and injuring one other less seriously. A further five workers were within the vicinity of the collapse but were uninjured.

Firm Construction was the main contractor for the building of the hotel and the injured workers were employed by subcontracted companies. The first mention will take place in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 31 March 2023.

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