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Prosecution Details

Defendant Deltana Pty Ltd
Trading Name Omega Kitchens
Section 19(1)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Monday, 26 February 1996
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer failed to, so far as was practicable, provide and maintain a working environment in which its employees are not exposed to hazards.

Background Details

On 26 February 1996 a 20 year old apprentice cabinet maker was injured using a Heinrich Brandt KM44 edge bander for the purpose of gluing PVC edging materials to the edges of chipboard.

The employee had cleaned the first pressure roller with BP solvent and a scraper when a fire broke out causing burns to his right arm, ears, eyes and hair.

The manufacturer had recommended that ACMOS 47 be used for cleaning the rollers.

Deltana Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to the charge.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 09 Jul 1997
Court Armadale Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $1,000
Costs $1,250
Charge Number 4043/97