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Prosecution Details

Defendant Metquip Pty Limited
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 19(1)(a)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Saturday, 8 February 1997
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer, failed so far as was practicable to provide and maintain a working environment in which its employees were not exposed to hazards and in particular failed to provide and maintain a system of work such that, so far as was practicable, its employees were not exposed to hazards.

Background Details

Two employees were preparing to fit a lower bracing angle to a vibrating screen. The injured person was working on the outside of the screen, while the other employee was working on the inside of the screen. The working position and screen height did not permit either employee to readily observe each other's work progress.

The side plate of the vibrating screen collapsed onto one of the employees.

Sustaining multiple injuries including fractures to the ribs, left ankle and vertebrae.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

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Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 14 May 1998
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $4,500
Costs $836
Charge Number 49219/97