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Prosecution Details

Defendant JLN Corporation Pty Ltd
Regulation 4.53(2)
Offence Date Friday, 18 January 2002
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer at a workplace, failed to ensure that a person was not lifted or suspended by plant at a workplace, namely a forklift truck, or its attachment, which was not plant specifically designed for the lifting or suspending of persons.

Background Details

The defendant operates a freight transport company in Canning Vale. During a workplace inspection, a WorkSafe Inspector observed an employee driving a forklift which had a pallet attached to the tynes, and observed another employee climb onto the pallet and saw the forklift driver lifting the second employee, up to a height of approximately 3 metres.

The defendant was convicted in absence, pursuant to section 136AA of the Justices Act 1902.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 04 Feb 2003
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $750
Costs $217.70
Charge Number 8525/03