Charges laid over tank container fire

WorkSafe has charged an industrial equipment supplier following a serious workplace incident at Derrimut.
News article published

Thursday 04 Mar 2021

Fuelcraft Pty Ltd has been charged with four alleged breaches of section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act; three under section 21(2)(a) for failing to maintain safe systems of work; and one of failing to provide information, instruction and training under section (21)(2)(e).

It's further alleged the failure to notify WorkSafe immediately after becoming aware of the incident was a breach of section 38(1) of the OHS Act.

The charges relate to a May 2019 incident in which two workers using an oxy torch inside an ISO tank container were forced to evacuate when diesel residue ignited causing a fire.

The matter is listed for a filing hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on 5 March.