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Prosecution Details

Defendant Presto Construction Pty Ltd
Trading Name Presto Scaffolding
Section 19(1)(d)
Regulation Not Applicable
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.

Background Details

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.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 21 Mar 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $5,000
Costs $1,400
Charge Number 2242/96