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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 Tuesday, 17 December 1996
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 10 October 1996, an employee, received a broken toe, cuts and bruising to his left foot when a steel cage slipped off the forks of a forklift. The injured employee was off work for 47 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 $76.50
Charge Number 51216/97