Charges laid over alleged chemical stockpiles

A Victorian company has been charged with a number of offences under the Dangerous Goods Act regarding the storage of chemical stockpiles across three different warehouses.

WorkSafe Victoria has charged the company with five aggravated offences under the act.

WorkSafe Victoria has alleged that at each of the three sites; “the company knew, or ought to have known that its failure to take all reasonable precautions to prevent any fire or explosion would likely endanger the safety or health of another person, property or the environment.”

These charges are among 35 others already filed in the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court, all related to the same three chemical storage sites.

The company, now in liquidation, has also been charged with three offences over a 2019 explosion and chemical fire at another warehouse.

The charges will take place at a further hearing.

For more information visit WorkSafe Victoria.

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