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WorkSafe Victoria v Kane Atkins Plumbing Services Pty Ltd (2023)

Kane Atkins Plumbing Services Pty Ltd provides general maintenance plumbing and gas fitting services in the Ballarat region.

In or about early August 2021, A & J Morris Constructions Pty Ltd engaged Kane Atkins Plumbing Services to undertake stormwater and roofing works for a renovation and extension project. Kane Atkins Plumbing Services commenced works on or about 16 August 2021.

On 20 August 2021, a WorkSafe inspector drove past the workplace and witnessed three people standing on the roof of a single-storey building, without any visible fall protection. 

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