Prosecution after dodgy asbestos removal

Thursday, 24 May, 2012 - 10:00
Incidents & prosecutions

An unlicensed asbestos removalist has been convicted and fined $13,250 for arranging unlicensed asbestos removal, his second offence in two years.

In November 2010, Geelong-based Joshua Luke Marshall, operating as Affordable Demolitions and Asbestos Removals, told a renovation company he was licensed by WorkSafe to carry out asbestos removal at an Anglesea property, although he didn't hold a licence.

In the Geelong Magistrate's Court today, Mr Marshall was convicted and fined under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007.

Another incident, leading to a prosecution on 30th May occurred weeks two after he was prosecuted a first time, for similar offences.

For that matter, Mr Marshall was convicted on two charges and fined $35,400 after a WorkSafe inspector caught him doing unlicensed work.

Information on this case and licensed asbestos removalists can be found on WorkSafe's website,