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Prosecution Details

Defendant Walter Thomas Norwood
Trading Name Not Applicable
Regulation 6.3(1)
Offence Date Monday, 30 December 1996
Description of Breach(es)

Person performed prescribed work (rigging) without holding a certificate of competency required by the national standard.

Background Details

On 30 December 1996 a cyclone was being raised using a mobile crane and became dislodged from the support slings allowing it to fall to the ground severely damaging an elevating work platform bucket. An employee of a hire company had been standing approximately 1.5 metres away from where the cyclone landed. Mr Norwood clearly exercised judgement as the mass of the load was unknown, he was attempting to lift two components at the one time and the centre of gravity was considerably higher than where the chain slings had been attached - he carried out these duties without holding a certificate of competency as a basic rigger.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 09 Jul 1997
Court Armadale Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $500
Costs $34.50
Charge Number 6390/97