WorkSafe Victoria charge Essendon over drugs scandal

Essendon FC has been charged with two breaches by WorkSafe following the ongoing supplements scandal rocking the AFL club.

The Bombers will be forced to the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court and face a $305,000 fine.

WorkSafe announced today that it has charged the club with two breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in relation to its 2011-2012 supplements program.


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The two charges are for “failing to provide and maintain for employees a working environment that is, so far and reasonably practical, safe and without risks to health” and “failing to provide and maintain a system of work that is, so far and reasonably practical, safe and without risks to health”.

It follows a lengthy probe by WorkSafe investigators.

It is understood no Essendon directors or staff will face punishment.

WorkSafe also investigated the AFL, with the league not charged under the OHS Act.

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