Company charged over Southbank crane collapse

Company charged over Southbank crane collapse

Following a comprehensive investigation into the crane collapse at 42 Balston St, Southbank in August 2015, WorkSafe has charged GC Crane Hire Pty Ltd, trading as General Cranes, with two breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.

The charges, which have been filed in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, are:

  • One charge contrary to section 21(1) and (2)(a) in that it failed to provide and maintain safe systems of work.
  • One charge contrary to section 23(1) in that it failed to ensure persons other than employees were not exposed to risks to health and safety.

WorkSafe understands the significant public interest in the details surrounding this matter. However, as it is now before the Court, it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this time.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Series 8, It’s not for everyone. I know people enjoy spending hours creating safety plans.
Do it once and do it well. Create site / project specific safety management plans in minutes. S8 is here.…
Keep it real, promote it and then do it. Fake safety never works.
Poor ergonomics can be as much of a risk a lifting -
Safe by design has the greatest impact to ensure peoples safety and reduce your business risks…
How to comply with and what you need to know about WorkSafes Inspection blitz,falling objects at construction sites.
Reducing business risk, is like painting by numbers
Small business and incorporating safety can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. see how you are tracking
Wrong direction? Sending employees to medical examinations