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Prosecution Details

Offender Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd (ACN 009 322 927)

Charges

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Charge Charge Number Offence Date Date Convicted Regulation Section Penalty Provision Penalty Imposed Date Sentenced
1 PE47290/2017 25 November 2015 4th December 2017 3A(3)(b)(i) $160,000.00 17th May 2018
Description of Breach(es)

The Accused was an employer which failed, so far as was practicable, to ensure that the safety or health of persons, not being its employees, was not adversely affected, wholly or in part, as a result of a hazard that arose from or was increased by the system of work that had been or was being operated by the Accused, and by that failure caused the death of Joseph James McDermott and Gerard Michael Bradley, contrary to sections 21(2)(b)(ii) and 21A(2) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.

Background Details

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Outcome Summary

The Accused entered a guilty plea and was convicted on 4 December 2017.  On 17 May 2018 the Magistrate fined the Accused $160,000 and ordered costs of $2200.  

Court Magistrates Court of Western Australia - Perth
Costs $2200.00

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