Roofing truss manufacturer charged for unsafe work practices


Thursday, 09 September, 2021

Roofing truss manufacturer charged for unsafe work practices

A roofing truss manufacturer has been charged with breaching section 26 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for unsafe work practices at a residential building site in Point Cook. WorkSafe Victoria charged Melbourne Truss Pty Ltd for failing to provide a safe working environment.

It is alleged that the company could have taken reasonably practicable steps to reduce the risk to health and safety during the delivery of trusses, by ensuring that the truss bundles were unloaded in a safe unloading zone; that workers used appropriate PPE; that crane operators worked from a safe location; and that truss bundles were attached to a properly balanced sling. WorkSafe charged the company after attending the site following an incident in March 2020, in which a 35-year-old man died after being struck by a falling steel beam.

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