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Prosecution Details

Defendant Mickle & Newton Homes Pty Ltd
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 22(1)(a)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Friday, 2 May 1997
Description of Breach(es)

Being a person who had control of a workplace where persons who were not its employees worked, failed to take such measures as were practicable to ensure that the workplace was such that persons who were at the workplace were not exposed to hazards.

Background Details

During the construction of a two storey residential dwelling the employer failed to provide adequate scaffolding. There were a number of workers at a height of approximately 5.5metres above the ground with the risk of falling.

It was practicable for the defendant to place temporary handrails, midrails and kick boards on the scaffolding, to secure the ladder used to access the scaffolding and to place bracing struts on the scaffolding, due the risk of falling from the scaffolding, being hit by objects falling from the scaffolding, or from the scaffolding collapsing.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

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Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 22 Jun 1998
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $1,000
Costs $230
Charge Number 28539/98