Facility

Construction site managed by Carlisle Homes.

Incident Type

Contractor crushed by collapsing housing frame.

Date of Incident

February 2022.

Penalty Imposed

Pending court decision; Carlisle Homes charged with two offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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Introduction

Carlisle Homes faces charges following a February 2022 incident where a contractor was seriously injured by the collapse of a housing frame at a construction site in Glen Waverly, Melbourne’s southeast.

Details of the Incident

The accident occurred when a timber housing frame collapsed during the delivery of roof trusses, crushing the contractor beneath it and resulting in severe injuries.

Operational Context

WorkSafe Victoria has charged Carlisle Homes with two offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, accusing the company of failing to ensure the safety of persons other than employees by not adequately managing the risk of structural failure.

Court’s Decision and Impact on Victims

Carlisle Homes is scheduled to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday. The specific charges relate to the company’s alleged failure to mitigate the risks associated with the structural integrity of the incomplete timber housing frame.

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