Transport company charged over Yarraville depot fatality


Friday, 05 August, 2022

Transport company charged over Yarraville depot fatality

Transport company Malec Holdings Pty Ltd has been charged following the death of a worker who was run over at a Yarraville depot in October 2020. The 65-year-old man died after slipping or tripping on discarded wood debris and falling into the path of a truck and trailer being driven by another worker.

The company is facing three charges under section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. WorkSafe Victoria is also alleging that the company breached section 21(2)(a) of the OHS Act by failing to provide or maintain a safe system of work. WorkSafe further alleges that Malec Holdings breached section 21(c) of the OHS Act by failing to maintain each workplace under its management and control in a condition that was safe and without risks to health. The company is also accused of breaching section 21(2)(e) of the OHS Act by failing to provide such supervision as was necessary to enable employees to perform their work in a way that was safe and without risks to health.

The matter will be addressed at a filing hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 29 August 2022.

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