Death wall sign co in liquidation

Melbourne sign company Aussie Signs has gone into liquidation three years after a freak accident where the collapse of a wall carrying its signage killed three people.

The industrial accident resulted in a lengthy court case, and the company was fined $250,000 earlier this year for pleading guilty to an occupational health and safety act breach.

Calls to Aussie Signs are now answered by Billboard Media. A representative from Billboard Media told ProPrint all queries and calls for Aussie Signs are directed to the new division.

The accident, which occurred on Swanston Street in Melbourne, caused the death of teenage siblings Alexander and Bridget Jones, and French national Marie-Faith Fiawoo.

Building giant Grocon which contracted Aussie Signs to attach the sign to the wall was also awarded the same penalty a year after the incident.

A meeting of creditors on May 17 has been called for the Aussie Signs business, with accountant firm Grant Thornton appointed to handle the company’s affairs.

Billboard Media is one of the largest display printers in Melbourne, running eight five-metre grand format printers.

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