Man accused of assaulting WorkSafe inspector

WorkSafe has charged a man following a series of incidents during an investigation of alleged safety breaches at a North Fitzroy construction site in June 2021.

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Published: 02 September 2022

The sole director of 896 Fitzroy North Pty Ltd is facing three charges under section 125 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

It is alleged the man breached section 125(1)(a) of the OHS Act by intentionally hindering a WorkSafe inspector in the performance of their functions or exercise of their powers during a site inspection in June last year.

WorkSafe also alleges the man twice breached section 125(2) of the Act by intimidating and assaulting the inspector.

The matter is listed for hearing at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre, Collingwood, on 28 September 2022.