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Prosecution Details

Defendant Michael Victor Jackson
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 20(1)(b)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Thursday, 20 June 1996
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employee failed to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety and health of another employee when in control of a forklift.

Background Details

On 20 June 1996 the (injured) employee was driving a forklift at Perth Market Authority, Canning Vale. He was reversing down a lane in the undercover area and as he passed a truck parked in the next lane, another forklift drove around the front of the truck and the two forklifts collided. The second forklift had its tynes raised to approximately 1.3 metres when they collided.

As the forklifts collided, the injured employee lent forward but not enough to stop one of the tynes hitting him in the back and knocking him to the ground. He received bruising to his back.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 23 Jan 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $1,500
Costs $34.50
Charge Number Not available