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Prosecution Details

Defendant Harold Jonathon Searle
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 19(3)(b)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Friday, 31 January 1997
Description of Breach(es)

Failing to report an accident occurring at a workplace, forthwith to the Commissioner as specified in regulation 2.4(1)(e) of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.

Background Details

On 31 January 1997 the (injured) employee was unloading a Toyota Landcruiser from the tray of a vehicle transporter. He was walking along the tray of the transporter prior to gaining access to the Landcruiser and fell approximately 1.5 metres to the ground and was injured. Mr Searle did not inform the Commissioner when it became apparent that the employee would be unable to return to work for more than 10 days.

Calcium gluconate gel was not available at the workplace and appropriate first aid was not provided.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 16 Apr 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $250
Costs $34.50
Charge Number 30561/97