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Prosecution Details

Defendant Amcor Fibre Packaging
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 19(1)(e)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Wednesday, 29 May 1996
Description of Breach(es)

Failed to make arrangements for ensuring, so far as is practicable, that cleaning of plant at the workplace is carried out in a manner such that employees are not exposed to hazards.

Background Details

On 29 May 1996 two employees were cleaning a Mitsubishi Langston Printer. The machine was shutdown, although the rollers still rotated slowly even with the machine shutdown. One of the employees was using a rag to clean one of the print cylinders when the rag became caught by the nip points between the roller and print cylinder. The Stereo Lock on the print cylinder came around and severed two of the employee's fingers.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 30 Jan 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $2,000
Costs $34.50
Charge Number Not available