Yancoal Ltd (Ashton Coal)

Jeremy Kennedy acted on behalf of Ashton Coal and Yancoal and the companies Directors / Officers in relation to a high-pressure drilling incident involving a third-party contractor’s employee who was severely injured. This included a two (2) year investigation by the Department of Mines.

The matter involved attending interviews of some 25 witnesses and responding to extensive formal notices for documents and information. Jeremy undertook an Internal ICAM Investigation on behalf of Yancoal /Ashton including obtaining expert evidence which proved to be exculpatory and following extensive submissions to the Department resulted in no prosecution of Yancoal /Ashton or their directors and officers. The contractor company and its officers were successfully prosecuted.

By Jeremy Kennedy,
Special Counsel