CHARGES LAID AFTER WORKER'S FATAL FALL AT DEPOT

Transport company, D & A Martin, is facing the charges after a 60-year-old man suffered head injuries, and later died, after falling about four metres when a guard rail failed while he was inspecting hatches on top of the truck.

D & A Martin Transport Pty Ltd is facing a single charge under section 21(1) of our OHS Act for failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment.

It is alleged the company breached section 21(2)(a) of the Act by failing to implement a qualified inspection and maintenance regime for the guard rails and failing to ensure they were repaired or replaced when faulty.

The case will be heard at Sale Magistrates' Court on September 12, 2023.

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