On this blog when discussing liability for fire I’m usually discussing liability to pay damages for losses caused by the fire.  The outcome of prosecution arising from the Hazelwood fire in Victoria shows a different sort of liability. The operator of the mine, Hazelwood Power Corporation Pty Ltd has been found guilty of 10 breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

A report by KHQ Lawyers explains the prosecution and the potential consequence for others- you can read the KHQ report here: