AMSJ » magistrate court

Tag - magistrate court

Golden Grove mine pit

Employer fined after sinkhole swallows machinery

A multinational mining company was penalised for failing to prevent a vehicle from falling into a cavity. Golden Grove Operations recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment...

Komatsu driverless trucks

Mining giant accepts blame for workplace fatality

A multinational resources company confessed to unlawfully causing one employee death at a mine site. A Rio Tinto subsidiary recently pleaded guilty to failing to enforce speed limits, resulting in a...

Crow bar

Worker penalised for recklessly removing asbestos

A foreign and unqualified craftsman unsafely performed demolition work, a judge ruled. The Brisbane Magistrates Court recently fined a tradesman who allegedly removed asbestos in a way that breaches...

Henty mine recovery team

Employer charged for worker killed in mine collapse

Authorities are preparing to formally accuse a mid-tier mining company of criminal activity, two years after an employee died from an underground cave-in. The Federal Government plans to charge Unity...

a mineworker was buried alive in an excavator in mine safety incident at the central norseman operation

Miner buried alive in excavator

A miner who was effectively buried alive in a 30-tonne excavator as it fell through old workings in 2015 has provided evidence at a hearing at Kalgoorlie Magistrate’s Court. Bruce Harris, a 53...

mobile plant accident scene

WA Regulator drops charges in mobile plant accident

The WA Department of Justice (State Solicitor) has dropped charges against a drilling company for a mobile plant accident where a drilling offsider was run over by a tracked vehicle on a salt lake in...

AMSJ April 2022