Worksafe to ap­peal

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

WORKSAFE WA will ap­peal a West Aus­tralian court de­ci­sion to dis­miss charges against Fortescue Met­als Group and its sub­sidiary over the deaths of two work­ers dur­ing Cy­clone Ge­orge in 2007.

Fortescue and its sub­sidiary, The Pil­bara In­fra­struc­ture, were cleared in the Perth Mag­is­trates Court last month of a com­bined 18 charges of fail­ing to pro­vide or main­tain a safe work­place.

The charges were laid af­ter cat­e­gory five Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Ge­orge tore through a Pil­bara rail con­struc­tion camp in the early hours of March 9, 2007.

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