Recycling centre charged over missing machine guards

A Coolaroo recycling centre has been charged for allegedly removing guarding from a conveyor belt, leaving workers exposed to the risk of being crushed or entangled.

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Published: 14 September 2018

Glass Recovery Services Pty Ltd is facing two charges for contraventions of section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, for failing to maintain plant that was safe and without risks to health.

It will be alleged that guarding was removed from two areas of a conveyor belt, leaving nip points exposed and putting workers at risk of serious injury or death while performing work in the vicinity of the conveyor.

A filing hearing has been listed in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 8 October.