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Executives to face court over quarry worker's death

Nov, 29 2013


A HANDFUL of executives and two companies will face Moranbah Industrial Magistrates Court this morning, charged with contributing to the death of 21-year-old quarry worker Sean Raymond Scovell, 21 near Moranbah in 2012.

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is laying a total of 24 charges after Mr Scovell was killed in a horrifying incident involving a conveyor belt at Moranbah South Quarry on June 5 last year.

Three executives from MCG Quarries including Edward Coleman, Tony John Addinsall, and William James McDonald face a total of 12 charges relating to breaching mine safety laws that led to Mr Scovell's death.

As part of the same case, two executives from machinery suppliers Global Crushers and Spares, James Andrew Kinroff and Stuart Mitchell Wieland, face three charges each under the legislation.

MCG Quarries and Global Crushers and Spares as companies face three charges each.

If found guilty, individuals could face up to $110,000 fine or two years jail for causing death or grievous bodily harm.

The corporations could be liable for fines of up to $550,000.

The matter is expected to be mentioned at 9am.

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