|Defendant||Presto Construction Pty Ltd|
|Trading Name||Presto Scaffolding|
|Offence Date||Thursday, 13 July 1995|
|Description of Breach(es)||
Employer failed to provide such adequate personal protective clothing and equipment as was practicable to protect employees against hazards.
On 13 July 1995 the (injured) employee, and three other workers, were stripping a suspended birdcage scaffold from a lantern roof of a building under construction, approximately 5 metres above the ground floor level when he lost his balance and fell to the concrete slab below. There was no fall arrest equipment provided.
The employees' injuries were a shattered right knee cap, 3 breaks to his right arm, fractures to his left and right cheek bones, bruising of the brain and impaired vision (80% loss) in the left eye.
|Conviction Date||21 Mar 1997|
|Court||Perth Court of Petty Sessions|