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Prosecution Details

Defendant Rosario Versage
Trading Name Not Applicable
Regulation 4.54(2)
Offence Date 6 to 20 October 1996
Description of Breach(es)

Being a self-employed person who at a workplace where there is a crane failed to ensure that the crane was not used as an amusement structure, whether or not for payment or reward.

Background Details

A crane belonging to Redline Transport Systems, who were also successfully prosecuted over this incident, was used as an amusement structure to suspend a trapeze artist from the crane to perform her act at the Mosman Park's Annual Spring Festival (MOSFEST).

The trapeze act was performed with the artist being suspended by means of a spreader beam and rope attachments from the jib of a crane.

The Magistrate took into consideration that Mr Versage gave his time free of charge for MOSFEST as a community service and that no one was injured, although the outcome could have been very serious. The Magistrate also took into account that the defendant knew that the crane should not have been used as an amusement structure.

A guilty plea was entered.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 03 Dec 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $1,500
Costs $36.50
Charge Number Not available