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Prosecution Details

Defendant Woolworths (WA) Pty Limited
Trading Name Not Applicable
Regulation 3.18(1)(a)
Offence Date Friday, 13 November 1998
Description of Breach(es)

Being a person having control of a workplace failed to ensure that as far as practicable the floor of the workplace has an unbroken surface and free from any obstruction that may cause a person to trip or fall.

Background Details

At the Woolworths Karratha store renovations were being undertaken while customers and employees were present in the store. A customer tripped on some bolts protruding from the floor, which had previously been covered by a brick wall. The customer fell to the floor and injured her left ankle and neck.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 22 Apr 1998
Court Karratha Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $4,000
Costs $605
Charge Number 805/97