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Builder fined $15k after contractor fell 6m

Cloche Homes & Developments Pty Ltd, the principal contractor for a domestic building site in Mount Waverley, engaged Tyan Construction Pty Ltd to carry out carpentry works at the site. Tyan in turn engaged sub-contractors to perform the work. On 23 October 2018, a sub-contractor was installing pre-fabricated roof trusses on the roof over the first floor of one of the units near an unprotected stair void. The subcontractor fell approximately six metres through the stair void onto the basement concrete floor below. There is no information on the extend of the worker's injuries.

In fining Cloche $15,000, without conviction, the Court took into account the company's early guilty, absence of prior history and the fact that after the incident occurred, they engaged an occupational health and safety consultant to implement and monitor safe work practices at the offender’s building sites.

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