Brett was just 35 years old when he was killed in July 2010 at the Adelaide Desalination
Plant construction work site.
The failure of a soft sling was marked as one of the reasons behind the 1.8-tonne
steel beam fall, ending Brett’s life in an instant.
This catastrophic event and the prosecution that followed ended in a plea of guilty
in the South Australian Industrial Courts. However, in an extraordinary turn of
events, the penalty that the Magistrate gave to the employer Ferro Con, was immediately
diluted by the simple step of lodging an insurance claim.
That seems an unbelievable precedent and one that deserves the immediate attention
of law makers.