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Prosecution Details

Defendant Cleto Mauro Guerini
Regulation 3.59(a)
Offence Date Wednesday, 15 March 2000
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer at a workplace, failed to ensure that all electrical installations at the workplace were maintained so as to minimise the risk of electrical shock or fire.

Background Details

The defendant conducts a timber merchant and building supply business in Cockburn. A WorkSafe Inspector observed a metal saw with its electrical lead covered with yellow electrical tape. The saw's power lead was badly dmaged in that the insultation had been burned and was in a deteriorated state. The inspector removed the electrical lead and the defendant subsequently had a new lead fitted to the saw which was protected by a length of plastic hose.

The defendant was found guilty on 15 December 2001 and was subsequently fined $1750 on 2 May 2002 at the Fremantle Court of Petty Sessions (charge number 01/816). The defendant subsequently appealed. The Supreme Court of Western Australia dismissed the appeal and the original fine remains.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 15 Dec 2001
Court Supreme Court of Western Australia
Fine $1,750
Costs $3,282.70
Charge Number 01/816 (Perth Petty Sessions) and SJA 1009 of 2002 (Supreme Court)