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Prosecution Details

Defendant Alora Holdings Pty Ltd
Regulation 4.44(1)(a)
Offence Date Between 26 April 2001 and 13 August 2001
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer at a workplace where there was powered mobile plant, namely a forklift, and there was a risk that plant could overturn, failed, as far as was practicable, to limit the risk by the provision of an appropriate combination of operator protective devices, namely, a seat belt or restraint.

Background Details

The defendant operates a fresh produce growing business in Baldivis. A WorkSafe Inspector inspected the premises and observed a forklift vehicle that was not fitted with a seat belt. The Inspector issued the employer with a improvement notice. When the premises was inspected by a WorkSafe Inspector at a later date, they observed that the same forklift vehicle was still not fitted with a seat belt.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 11 Apr 2003
Court Rockingham Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $1,000
Costs $307.70
Charge Number 1762/03