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Prosecution Details

Defendant James Rodney Newell
Trading Name Leo's Radiators and Air Conditioning
Section 19(1)(a)
Offence Date Monday, 13 August 2001
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer, failed to provide and maintain, so far as was practicable, a workplace in which its employees were not exposed to hazards.

Background Details

The defendant operated a vehicle radiator repair business in Bellevue.

Upon inspection of the premises, WorkSafe Inspectors found that there were loose hanging electrical leads and a live light switch that had exposed wiring. As a result of the state of the roof, electrical wiring and installations were observed to be exposed to water. Inspectors observed water running along the electrical wiring.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 17 Jun 2003
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $7,000
Costs $257.70
Charge Number 24309/03