|Defendant||Densford Pty Ltd|
|Trading Name||Not applicable|
|Section||19(1)(a) and 19(7)|
|Offence Date||Wednesday, 3 February 1999|
|Description of Breach(es)||
Being an employer, failed so far as was practicable to provide and maintain a working environment in which its employees were not exposed to hazards and in particular failed to provide and maintain a system of work such that, so far as was practicable, its employees were not exposed to hazards.
The defendant was carrying out earth work extensions at the Perth Domestic Airport when their employee was struck by a grader and seriously injured (fractured pelvis) whilst carrying out survey assistant duties.
It was practicable for the defendant to have provided a system of work in which the risk of machines coming into contact with persons was removed or mitigated. One such system is the use of exclusion zones whereby machines cannot operate within a certain distance of a person unless that person is specifically permitted to be inside the exclusion zone. The circumstances under which the work was being carried out included the following:
* not all machines being used had reverse alarms;
The defendant pleaded guilty. The penalty was imposed under section 19(7).
|Conviction Date||21 Feb 2001|
|Court||Perth Court of Petty Sessions|