Sydney Transport Boss to Appear in Court over Asbestos Loads

The owner of a Sydney based transport company who refused to answer questions relating to asbestos waste loads has been handed 3 guilty verdicts, an outcome welcomed by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

The contractors were engaged to removed 1,400 tonnes of material containing asbestos between June and July 2016 from a building site at Darlington.

In December 2017, the contractor failed to questions when required from EPA investigators about the transport and disposal of waste material containing asbestos.

The subcontractor was found guilty by Parramatta Local Court of 3 offences, the maximum penalty that can be imposed is a $110,000 fine per offence.