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Prosecution Details

Defendant Solahart Industries Pty Ltd
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 22(1)(a)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Tuesday, 12 August 1997
Description of Breach(es)

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

Background Details

At the time of the accident the injured employee was standing in front of a sheet metal rolling machine feeding a flat section of a sheet metal into and through the rollers of the machine in the company of a fellow employee.

While carrying out this task the injured employee's right hand fingers became trapped in between the unguarded sheet metal rollers on the machine.

Subsequently as the rollers were engaged in the reverse mode the injured employee's left hand made contact with the top roller of the machine resulting in his left hand being caught in between the top and intermediate roller causing injuries so severe as to require two surgical operations to correct physical damage caused during the accident, with a third surgical operation still planned.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 21 Oct 1998
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $4,000
Costs $350
Charge Number 40842/98