Vic transport company charged after fatal truck fall

Thursday, 07 September, 2023

Vic transport company charged after fatal truck fall

WorkSafe Victoria has charged a transport company after a fatal incident in which a worker fell from a grain truck at a Maffra depot in January 2022. The 60-year-old man suffered head injuries and later died after falling about four metres when a guard rail failed while he was inspecting hatches on top of the truck.

D&A Martin Transport Pty Ltd is facing a single charge under section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment. The company allegedly breached section 21(2)(a) of the OHS Act by failing to implement a qualified inspection and maintenance regime for the guard rails and by failing to ensure they were repaired or replaced when faulty.

The matter will be addressed at a filing hearing at Sale Magistrates’ Court on 12 September 2023.

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