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Prosecution Details

Defendant Industrial Galvanizers Corporation Pty Ltd
Trading Name Industrial Galvanizers (WA)
Section 19(3)(b)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Thursday, 13 February 1997
Description of Breach(es)

Failed to report an accident of an employee to the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner, as specified in regulation 2.4(1)(e).

Background Details

On 15 October 1996, the injured employee, received a deep laceration to his left lower leg when a bundle of 12m long pipes fell onto his left leg pinning his body against a truck wheel. The employee was off work for 55 days

Two days prior to the accident another employee had made the safety cut-off switch to the front guard inoperative in order to access the cutting area for another job and it was not readjusted when that job was completed. Apart from one other employee (not the injured one) no other persons were informed or made aware that the front guard was inoperative. No warning signs were displayed on the machine.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 10 Jun 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $600
Costs Nil
Charge Number 51217/97