NSW agency loses licence over dying of youth apprentice


A NSW development firm has misplaced its contractor licence after one among its apprentices died in a scaffolding collapse.

Christopher Cassaniti, 18, was killed when the 15-metre excessive scaffolding, overloaded with greater than 18 tonnes of fabric, collapsed on high of him in April 2019.

His co-worker Kahled Wehbe was additionally trapped and suffered severe accidents.

GN Residential Development in November 2020 pleaded responsible to offences below the Work Well being and Security Act and was convicted and fined $900,000.

The court docket discovered ties connecting the scaffolding to a corresponding constructing had been eliminated and but it the scaffold continued to be in use.

NSW Honest Buying and selling has now cancelled the corporate’s contractor licence and completely disqualified it from working.

The corporate’s director Nicholas Kodomichalos has additionally acquired a 10-year disqualification.

“I prolong my deepest sympathies to the households of these affected by this tragic incident,” Work Well being and Security Minister Sophie Cotsis stated.

“The conviction and disqualification ought to function a warning to all contractors to keep up a robust deal with security on their worksites.”




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