Solar company charged for fatal worker fall from height

Friday, 27 March, 2020

Solar company charged for fatal worker fall from height

Solar 2.0, a solar panel installation company, has been charged with two breaches of Section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to maintain a safe working environment without risks to health. The charges were laid following an incident on 30 November 2018, in which a 21-year-old male employee died after falling from a ladder while installing solar panels in Kennington, a suburb of Bendigo in Victoria.

WorkSafe Victoria alleges that the company failed to implement a Safe Work Method Statement for the high-risk construction work. The matter is listed for a filing hearing at the Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on 15 April 2020.

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