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Prosecution Details

Defendant Lakebound Pty Ltd
Trading Name Supa Valu Carine Glades
Section 19(3)
Offence Date Wednesday, 14 August 2002
Description of Breach(es)

Being the employer of an employee, who incurred an injury of the kind prescribed in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996, made under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984, and namely an injury which, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, was likely to prevent the employee from being able to work within 10 days of the day on which the injury occurred, failed to forthwith notify the Commissioner in the prescribed form.

Background Details

The defendant operated a supermarket in Carine.

On 13 August 2002 an employee was injured when operating a band saw to cut meat. The employee's right hand was drawn into the blade of the saw and he suffered cuts to his middle and ring fingers of his right hand, resulting in significant tendon and artery damage.

On 14 August 2002 the employee attended a specialist who provided a medical certificate stating that the employee would be unfit for work for a period of 30 days. The defendant did not report the accident to the Commissioner, and WorkSafe only became aware of the accident after it was reported by the injured employee.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 14 Aug 2003
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $2,500
Costs $197.70
Charge Number 37430/03