Concrete company charged after deadly boom pump collapse

WorkSafe has charged a concrete pumping company following the death of a worker at a St Albans construction site in May 2021.


Prisbel Concrete Pumping Pty Ltd faces one charge under section 21(1) and (2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to provide or maintain plant that was, as far as reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health.

The 40-year-old man was operating a 32 metre concrete boom pump when it collapsed and struck the back of his head, causing fatal injuries.

WorkSafe alleges Prisbel failed to ensure that the machine was subject to adequate inspections and servicing before use.

The matter is listed for a filing hearing at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on 1 June 2023.