A Horsham contractor has been charged with breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act following the death of a worker in 2019.
According to a WorkSafe media release, the 56-year-old man was crushed when a brick wall collapsed onto him during demolition work at a Ballarat property in September 2019.
Horsham Back-hoe Hire Pty Ltd has been charged with two alleged breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to provide a safe working environment.
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It's alleged the failure to establish and maintain an exclusion zone around the live demolition areas was a breach of section 21(2)(c) of the OHS Act.
WorkSafe further alleges the company's failure to provide the information, instruction and training necessary to enable its workers to perform their work in a way that was safe and without risks to health was a breach of section 21(2)(e).
The matter is listed for a filing hearing at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on February 19.
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