Caravan park charged after camper's death

WorkSafe has charged a Healesville accommodation business after a man was crushed by a tree branch in March 2021.


Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park Pty Ltd is facing two charges under Section 26(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to ensure that the workplace was safe and without risks to health.

The camper was sleeping in his tent at the caravan park when a large tree branch fell and killed him.

WorkSafe alleges the company failed to take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of that branch falling and also to reduce the risk of other branches falling and causing serious injury or death.

The matter is listed for a filing hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on 26 May 2022.