|Offender||Stuart William Dool|
|Charge||Charge Number||Offence Date||Date Convicted||Regulation||Section||Penalty Provision||Penalty Imposed||Date Sentenced|
|1||JO2302/12||10 September 2010||11th January 2012||3.55(2)||1.16(2)(a)(i)||$2,000.00||11th January 2012|
|Description of Breach(es)||
Being an employer, at a workplace, failed to ensure that either edge protection or a fall injury prevention system was provided and kept in place where there was risk that the Accused and/or employee could fall more than 3 metres, contrary to Regulation 3.55(2) of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
The Accused trades under the name Australian Roof Structures Efficient. Australian Roof Structures Efficient conducts a roof carpentry business.
A building company engaged Australian Roof Structures Efficient to construct a timber roof at Lot 390 Plumeria Rise, Sinagra in the State of Western Australia (the Workplace).
On 10 September 2010 the Accused was constructing the timber roof. The Accused employed an apprentice to assist in performing those works.
On 10 September 2010 the Accused and the apprentice were working on constructing the timber roof frame where they were exposed to the risk of a fall greater than 3 metres.
During the course of his work the apprentice misplaced his footing causing him to stumble and fall off the roof. He landed on a limestone retaining wall approximately 2.4 metres below the roof height and then fell a further approximate 900 millimetres down the side of the retaining wall on to the neighbouring property.
As a result of the fall the apprentice suffered a broken little finger and broken ring finger on his left hand. He also suffered significant bruising to his back.
Contrary to Regulation 3.55(2) the Accused failed to ensure that either edge protection or a fall injury prevention system was provided and kept in place where there was a risk that the Accused and/or the apprentice could fall more than 3 metres.
The Accused plead guilty and was convicted.
|Court||Magistrates Court of Western Australia - Joondalup|
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