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Prosecution Details

Defendant Justin Coulthurst
Regulation 3.17(3)
Offence Date Tuesday, 21 May 2002
Description of Breach(es)

Being a self employed person at a workplace, failed to ensure, that debris from first and subsequent storeys at the workplace were removed by means of a hoisting appliance or a completely enclosed chute.

Background Details

The defendant was a self employed roof plumber who was engaged by another company as a subcontractor. The work included removing and replacing existing guttering and down pipes from a three storey block of flats.

When removing the existing guttering the defendant and another roofing plumber threw the lengths of guttering from the roof to the ground below (approximately 8 metres), to an area adjacent to a playground area in the flat complex. There was no bunting to keep people out of the area where the guttering was thrown and there was no spotter on the ground.

The defendant pleaded guilty.




Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 04 Feb 2003
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $500
Costs $217.70
Charge Number 8522/03