Company Faces AU$1.5 Million Fine For Chemical Blaze Injury

Nov. 9, 2016
Waste Company Faces AU$1.5 Million Fine For Chemical Blaze Injury Deck: Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd admits responsibility for a 2013 chemical fire that injured an employee.

Australian waste company Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd admits responsibility for a 2013 chemical blaze that injured an employee at its Wingfield chemical processing plant and now faces a AU$1.5 million fine, according to the Herald Sun. In the incident, a worker was reportedly knocked to the ground and sustained burns from a flash fire sparked in a large distillation tank.

According to the article, an Adelaide Magistrates Court has sent the case to the District Court because the incident was ruled too serious to remain in its jurisdiction. The maximum penalty the Magistrates Court reportedly can impose is AU$150,000. The company will face the District Court in January.

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