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Prosecution Details

Defendant John Jessett
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 20(1)(a)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Friday, 18 October 1996
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employee failed to take reasonable care to ensure his own safety and health at work.

Background Details

On 18 October 1996, Mr John Jessett, a roof plumber, worked at the Rydges Hotel site in a precarious position at a height (approximately 4-5 metres at one end to about 9-10 metres at the other end of the roof) without the use of the fall arrest system that was supplied by his employer to prevent and reduce the likelihood of injury in the event of a fall.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 20 Mar 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Session
Fine $250
Costs $34.50
Charge Number 26973/97