Company faces court over quarry death


Company faces court over quarry death

TWO years on from the tragic accident where a 30-year-old truck driver died at a Nyora quarry, Worksafe has filed charges against the quarry operator at Korumburra Magistrates’ Court.
MQG Sand and Soil Pty Ltd has been charged with two indictable offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The truck driver, Carli Watsford was operating a dump truck, which was releasing a load of overburden when the tip wall collapsed and engulfed her truck.
The charges follow a WorkSafe investigation into the incident at MQG Sand & Soil’s Nyora site in March 2016.
WorkSafe will allege the company failed to implement control measures before constructing a tip for overburden by not taking a cautious approach, obtaining geotechnical engineering advice or implementing an appropriate dump design.
If found guilty, the company may be liable to pay a maximum penalty of more than $1.4 million for each charge.
Formerly from Berrys Creek and living in Garfield, Carli Watsford was a mother of an eight month old child and was expecting another child when the accident occurred.
The filing hearing was held on September 20 and has been adjourned for a further committal mention hearing listed for the Latrobe Valley Court on December 13.

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