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Prosecution Details

Defendant Kaddle Pty Ltd
Trading Name Mania-Nicholson
Regulation 4.37(1)(b)
Offence Date Monday, 10 March 1997
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer, who at a workplace failed to ensure that measures were provided, as far as practicable, to prevent the use of plant, namely a Pipe Expanding Machine, in a manner that could render the plant a hazard to any person at the workplace.

Background Details

A worker was injured in the process of expanding the ends of copper piping in order to join pieces of copper piping onto plumbing fittings.

The pipe expanding machine the injured person was operating required adjusting. He leaned over the machine and proceeded to turn the connecting rod adjustment nut to increase the rod travel. As he did so he depressed the foot control pedal activating the piston which caused the connecting rod to move forward crushing his right index finger and thumb between the adjusting nut and the split die.

The pipe expanding machine was unguarded and there was no lock out procedure used.

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Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 01 Apr 1998
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $1,500
Costs $83.50
Charge Number 16034/98