The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has filed charges in Coffs Harbour Local Court following an investigation into an incident in Tanah Merah, Qld in November 2018.
Two linked companies based in Brisbane, with a depot in Boambee, NSW, have each been charged with two Category 1 safety duties offences and one Category 2 safety duties offence under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).
NHVR Executive Director Ray Hassall said that the charges were a result of an extensive and complex investigation and carry significant penalties.
“This was a tragic incident in which somebody lost their life,” Mr Hassall said.
The fatal accident involved a heavy vehicle which crashed over an overpass, triggering the investigation conducted by the NHVR.
Category 1 offences carry a maximum penalty of $3,364,540 for a corporation
Category 2 offences carry a maximum penalty of $1,682,260 for a corporation.