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Prosecution Details

Defendant Peter Anthony Wilson
Trading Name Gowing and Wilson Fencing
Regulation 5.50(a)
Offence Date Between the 25 March 1998 and 1 April 1998
Description of Breach(es)

Being a self employed person at a workplace, failed to ensure that work involving the use of asbestos cement building materials at the workplace was done in accordance with Section 9 of the Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos [NOHSC: 2002 (1988)].

Background Details

The defendant (and his partner Trevor Gowing - who is also the subject of prosecution action) were contracted to demolish an asbestos cement clad house in Carlisle.

Their workers were not wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment and the asbestos cement cladding was being broken into pieces and left scattered around on site. The site was not fenced and no signage indicating removal of asbestos cement sheeting was in progress.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

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Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 27 Oct 1999
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $2,000
Costs $1,721.50
Charge Number 18585/99