WA’s Worst Occupational Health and Safety Fine Defaulters To Be Revealed
The state’s top 100 repeat offenders are displayed on the website launched by Attorney-General Michael Mischin.
Mischin revealed that the most serious defaulters together owe $67 million out of a total $259 million in fines in WA.
He stated that “staggering” list suggests a pattern of lawbreaking by the defaulters – every subject owes at least $20,000 or more.
Mischin revealed there has been a significant increase in payments of outstanding fines and infringements as of late– curiously before the introduction of new laws, effective as of August 21, upon being announced on August 4.
The new laws empower the Sheriff’s Office to wheel clamp vehicles or seize license plates if a person has more than $2,000 owing in fines and infringements.
Nearly $4 million has been payed out in just over 2 weeks — an unprecedented amount.
The biggest defaulter is cabinet-making firm Quadtilla Pty. The company was ordered to pay $250,000 in September 2011 for failing to provide a safe working environment after a teenage pre-apprentice was crushed to death at their Wangara site in 2008.
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