Business charged over tradesman’s death from gas explosion

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A company has been charged over a gas explosion which killed a tradesman in December 2011.

The Darwin-based company could face fine of up to $ 650,000 once the Northern Territory Work Health Authority secures a conviction.

According to NT News, the company appeared in Darwin Magistrates Court on Monday and was charged with failing to identify risks to health or safety arising from their own conduct. The charge was laid under provisions of the Workplace Health and Safety Act.

The 24-year-old tradie was leaving for work when the accident happened outside his home in Parap. He died from serious injuries when his van exploded in a suspected gas leak.

Pressurised flammable gas cylinders were inside his van during the accident.


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