Broome explosion deaths set for court

Broome heavy-haulage firm Oilfield Transport Services and energy services supplier Baker Hughes Australia face WorkSafe charges over the deaths three years ago of a tanker driver and a depot manager.

Both companies have been charged with failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and thereby causing the deaths of the two workers, the safety watchdog says. The case will be heard in the Broome Magistrates Court in January, when WorkSafe will allege that there were safe work systems available to both employers that could have prevented the deaths.
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