|Defendant||Kentucky Holdings Pty Ltd|
|Trading Name||Mills and Ware's Cakes|
|Offence Date||Friday, 1 December 1995|
|Description of Breach(es)||
An employer shall, so far as is practicable, provide and maintain a working environment in which his employees are not exposed to hazards.
On 1 December 1995 a self employed telephone technician was to install a PA system at the Mills and Wares factory. As the technician had no ladders or scaffolding of his own to carry out the work the Mills and Wares forklift truck, with a work platform attached to the forks, was used for the technician to stand in. Another Mills and Wares employee was operating the forklift truck to elevate the technician who would be standing on the work platform approximately 4 metres above the floor. The Mills and Wares employee, left the forklift unattended to do some of his other duties after checking with the technician. The technician carried on with his work for approximately five minutes, then bent down to pick up a drill from the floor of the work platform when the work platform tipped or slid off the forks of the forklift truck. The work platform and the technician fell approximately 4 metres to the factory floor. During the fall the technician struck a trolley loaded with cake tins.
The technician suffered an undisplaced transverse facture of the lower right arm as well as some small cuts to his legs and face.
|Conviction Date||27 Mar 1997|
|Court||Perth Court of Petty Sessions|