Melbourne Truss Pty Ltd has been charged with breaching section 26 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to provide a safe working environment.
It's alleged the company could have taken reasonably practicable steps to reduce the risk to health and safety during the delivery of trusses by ensuring:
- Truss bundles were unloaded in a safe unloading zone.
- Workers used appropriate PPE.
- Crane operators worked from a safe location.
- 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.
The matter is listed for a filing hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on 13 September.
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