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Prosecution Details

Defendant Darren Boucher
Section 20(1)(b)
Offence Date Tuesday, 6 August 2002
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employee failed to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of another person, by elevating that person on the tynes of a forklift truck.

Background Details

The defendant was an employee of a tool company in Kewdale.

At the time of the offence the defendant was operating a forklift truck at his employers premises. The defendant has been trained in operating a forklift truck.

The defendant was approached by another person who was attempting to fit a tarpaulin over a freight truck at a neighbouring premises.

The defendant agreed to raise the tarpaulin up on the tynes of his forklift. This involved the other person climbing onto the tynes and he was raised above the ground to a height of approximately 4.6 metres. A WorkSafe Inspector observed the person on the raised tynes and ordered him to be immediately lowered to the ground.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Outcome Summary convicted
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $800
Costs $197.70
Charge Number 37429/03