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Prosecution Details

Defendant Darren John Smith
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 20(1)(b)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Wednesday, 12 February 1997
Description of Breach(es)

Employee failed to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety of another person through his act at work.

Background Details

On 12 February 1997 Mr Smith operated a skid steer loader while another employee (work colleague) was sitting on the machine's bucket. As the machine started Mr Smith had his foot on the bucket control and caused the bucket to fold back and the other employee to loose his position on the bucket. Mr Smith's colleague suffered a torn scrotum and bruised back.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 29 Jul 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $500
Costs $34.50
Charge Number 56210/97