John Holland charged over Sydney Metro rail incident
Comcare has charged construction company John Holland with breaching federal work health and safety laws over an incident that severely injured a worker on the Sydney Metro rail project.
Following a Comcare investigation, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has filed a single charge alleging John Holland Pty Ltd failed in its duties under the Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
On 11 September 2018 during the construction of Castle Hill Station, a bricklayer fell approximately seven metres through a void onto a concrete floor, suffering severe leg fractures. He was employed by sub-contractor DJD Brick and Blocklaying. John Holland was the principal contractor for the project.
Read more: Comcare media release
There have been no new prosecutions announced in Victoria since August 7 - check WorkSafe's Prosecution Result Summaries and Enforceable Undertakings webpage if you want to check before next week's journal.