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Prosecution Details

Defendant Harnischfeger of Australia Pty Ltd
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 19(1)(a)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Friday, 19 April 1996
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer failed to provide plant, so far as is practicable, his employees are not exposed to hazards.

Background Details

On 19 April 1996 an accident occurred and a heating torch became dislodged from its holder and "swung around" and the flame swept across the injured persons face and burnt their nose, cheek and lips.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 18 Mar 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Session
Fine $750
Costs $125.50
Charge Number 16608/97