Prosecution Result Summaries
Parwan Valley Mushrooms Pty Ltd (ACN: 147 565 759)
Parwan Valley Mushrooms operates a mushroom farm. On 5 February 2013 an employee was seriously injured whilst cleaning a casing wagon, a machine used to mix compost for mushroom growing. The company pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to provide and maintain a "lock out tag out" system on the casing wagon and failing to adequately train staff in that system.
On 13 February 2014, the company was fined $50,000 with conviction and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $3,245 (Melbourne Magistrates’ Court - Magistrate Garnett).