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Prosecution Details

Defendant John Edwin DeGracie
Trading Name North Coastal Construction & Maintenance
Regulation 5.50(a)
Offence Date Monday, 11 November 1996
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer, failed to ensure that any 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.

Background Details

Mr DeGracie was contracted to remove an asbestos cement roof and replace it with a metal roof. On 11 November 1996 he did so without appropriate personal protective equipment or safe work procedures in place to reduce the risks of exposure to the hazards associated with the removal of asbestos cement building products.

Other factors were that there was no plastic lining to the trailer bin having the asbestos thrown in it and, there was no barricading or signage in place.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 17 Apr 1997
Court Lancelin Magistrates Court
Fine $2,000
Costs $34.50
Charge Number Not available