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Charges laid after worker killed by road roller


Tuesday, 19 March, 2019


Charges laid after worker killed by road roller

A Brooklyn-based civil construction company has been charged by WorkSafe Victoria after a worker was crushed to death by a road roller in Mildura.

The 58-year-old man was crushed while helping load the roller onto a tray truck in a depot on 24 October 2017.

Multiworks Australia has been charged with two offences under section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to provide a safe working environment.

It is alleged the company's failure to have in place a procedure or system, including a safety exclusion zone, for the loading and unloading of machines and equipment on and off trailers for transport was a breach of section 21(1) & 21(2)(a) of the OHS Act.

It is further alleged the company's failure to provide information, instruction and training for such a system of was a breach of section 21(1) & 21(2)(e).

The matter is listed in the Mildura Magistrates' Court.

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