The main contractor for the Forrestfield Airport Link Project has been fined $150,000 (and ordered to pay $3,000 in costs) after a worker sustained major electrical burns when a crane made contact with or came too close to high voltage overhead power lines.
Salini Australia Pty Ltd pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court last month to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee. The company was fined on Friday.
In October 2017, a crane crew was summoned to the south site of the project to relocate and install a 10 metre long time-lapse camera pole on top of a concrete block to monitor the construction works.
The crane crew did not regularly work at the south site and had not received an induction specific to the south site. When they moved the pole vertically, the boom of