Operation WestForce: company fined $4000 after police intercept dangerous load on Jewry Street, Tamworth

Traffic blitz: Highway patrol officers at the scene of the vehicle stop on Jewry St in Taminda on Friday afternoon. Photo: Gareth Gardner
Traffic blitz: Highway patrol officers at the scene of the vehicle stop on Jewry St in Taminda on Friday afternoon. Photo: Gareth Gardner

A COMPANY has been fined after a police intercepted one of its trucks carrying a dangerous load in Tamworth.

Highway patrol police were conducting random breath testing on Jewry St, Tamworth, as part of Operation WestForce – a blitz to curb the road toll.

Hawksbury officers stopped a small rigid truck and a 28-year-old woman from Barraba told police she was driving the truck for work.

Officers inspected the truck and found it loaded with 2,200 litres of aviation turbine fuel.

“The driver was carrying none of the required dangerous goods transport documentation and was missing components of the required safety and personal protection equipment,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.

“The vehicle was not displaying the required dangerous goods placards.”

Following investigations by police, the company was contacted.

“A director of the company was spoken to,” the spokesperson said.

“As a result the company was issued a $4000 fine for failing to appropriately supervise staff to ensure safety and compliance.”

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