The Thomastown crane hire company allegedly failed to ensure a split pin was safely inserted in the hoist rope. Clark Cranes also failed to ensure the crane was supplied and installed in a manner where it could be used safely, without risks. As a result of breaching sections 23, 30(1) (a) and 31(1), Clark Cranes was charged with three offences under the Health and Safety Act.
The matter was listed for a filing hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 18 December 2019.
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