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Prosecution Details

Defendant Jaxon Constructions Pty Ltd
Regulation 3.55(1)(b)
Offence Date Wednesday, 11 September 2002
Description of Breach(es)

Being the main contractor at a workplace, failed to ensure that edge protection was provided and kept in place when there was a risk that a person could fall 2 or more metres from the edge of formwork at the workplace.

Background Details

The defendant was a building company engaged to build a two storey house in Dianella. A concrete business was engaged to pour concrete for a suspended slab on the first floor of the house.

On 11 September 2002 two employees of the concrete business commenced to pour concrete on the firsrt floor where there was no edge protection around the formwork. The height from the formwork to the ground was 2.7 metres.

When interviewed, the construction manager for the defendant stated that the failure to have edge protection was an oversight by the site supervisor.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 08 Jul 2003
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $3,000
Costs $217.70
Charge Number 29076/03