WA engineering company charged after worker crushed

Wednesday, 08 June, 2022

WA engineering company charged after worker crushed

WorkSafe WA has commenced prosecution against a Bassendean engineering company following the death of a worker who was crushed by machinery in May 2019. Hofmann Engineering Pty Ltd has been charged with failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of an employee.

On 9 May, 2019, a welder employed by Hoffman Engineering was in the fabrication workshop welding large gear segments with the aid of a welding manipulator, when the boom of the welding manipulator fell suddenly onto the worker, resulting in fatal crush injuries.

The case has been listed for mention in the Midland Magistrates Court on 25 July and the company is yet to enter a plea to the charge.

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