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Prosecution Details

Defendant Trevor Gowing
Trading Name Not Applicable
Regulation 5.50(a)
Offence Date Between the 25 March 1998 and 1 April 1998
Description of Breach(es)

Being 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 Peter Wilson - who was 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 when the asbestos cement cladding was being removed. During the removal process asbestos cement sheets were broken into pieces and left scattered around on site. The site was not fenced and there was no signage indicating removal of asbestos cement sheeting was in progress.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

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Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 15 Dec 1999
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $1,800
Costs $350
Charge Number 18584/99