Prosecutions

There have been some prosecution summaries listed on WorkSafe Victoria's Prosecution Result Summaries and Enforceable Undertakings webpage. Due to shortness of time, this is a very brief summary:

  1. Baptcare Ltd: prosecuted for a breach of s23 of the OHS Act, over an incident in which a 100 year old resident of a residential aged care facility sustained a serious burn as a result of spilled coffee. Baptcare pleaded guilty and was with conviction sentenced to pay a fine of $20,000 and to pay costs of $5,633.

  2. TAD Pty Ltd: a labour hire service provider, who provided labour hire services to the co-accused, The Australian Steel Company (Operations) Pty Ltd. One of three TAD employees who were sent to an Australian Steel Company site in Laverton North to cut, trim, fell and remove 16 trees using a chainsaw, sustained a serious gash to his thigh. 

    TAD pleaded guilty and was, without conviction, fined $20,000 and costs of $3,000. On 2 March 2020, the co-accused had also pleaded guilty to a similar charge relating to this incident as was, without conviction, fined $27,500 plus costs of $3,000.

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