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Prosecution Details

Defendant Homestyle Pty Ltd
Trading Name BGC Construction
Section 19(1) and 19(6)
Regulation Not applicable
Offence Date Friday, 18 February 2000
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.

Background Details

On 18 February 2000, a steel structure under construction collapsed. The building under construction was the Rockingham Justice Complex. There were 4 employees in the immediate vicinity (either under or near or in the vincity of the steel structure) at the time of the collapse.

The defendant should have ensured appropriate lateral support to the steel structure was in place at the southern end of the building under construction.

The defendant pleaded not guilty. The penalty was imposed under section 19(6).

Outcome Summary


Conviction Date 12 Jul 2001
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $15,000
Costs $4,557.70
Charge Number Unknown