Here’s an interesting story from Michael Eburn’s blog Australian Emergency Law where Airservices Australia is to be prosecuted over fatal fire appliance accident in Darwin as part of their MOU with NTFRS.
Thank you to regular correspondent Dodge for bringing this story to my attention. The story is being reported in the NT News and relates to an accident involving an Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) appliance that was involved in a fatal road accident when proceeding to assist the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (see Sarah Crawford, Airservices Australia to face legal action after 2011 fatal fire truck accident in Darwin’NT News (Online), 14 January 2015).
As the paper reports this prosecution comes 18 months after a coroner’s inquiry into the accident and you can read the coroner’s findings online. The coroner , Mr Greg Cavanagh, said (at ):
… this fatal collision that claimed three lives was allowed to occur because of major shortcomings in the policies, operating procedures and training protocols of Airservices Australia. It appears to me that since their main business is to…
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