Inquest mired in legal argument

A HEARING into entities charged over the death of Blackwater's Nelani Koefer, 4, at Bedford Weir three years ago has been mired in legal argument.

Representatives for weir owner SunWater and inflatable fabridam manufacturer Trelleborg Engineering Systems, charged with Workplace Health and Safety Act breaches, told the Brisbane Industrial Magistrates Court they had no case to answer.

Barrister Ralph Devlin, for SunWater, argued Workplace Health and Safety Queensland could not determine why the inflatable fabridam burst.

The office of the State Coroner is waiting on the outcome of the WHSQ prosecution to determine if an inquest into Nelani's death will be held.


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