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OHSW - 1999

10/3/99 AUSTRALIAN TUNA FARM FISHERIES (1/6/98) appeal lodged by the Crown to review five of the six sentences imposed. Appeal upheld and sentences increased to $66,500.

12/3/99 AUSTRAL PACIFIC GROUP LTD were convicted for a breach of Section 19 and fined a total of $48,500 plus costs for failing to provide a safe system of work. An employee was killed on 18th November 1997 when using a towing tube and bolts which where were passed when using a towing through eyelets at either end of the towing tube, to connect a tow motor to a partially completed bus.

24/2/99 CHATEAU YALDARA PTY LTD were convicted and fined a total of $10,000 plus costs for two (2) breaches of Section 19 and two (2) breaches of a regulatory nature. On 27 March 1997 an employee received crush injuries to his feet when he slipped into an auger on the Red Grape Press.

26/5/99 TATIARA MEAT CO PTY LTD pleaded guilty to a breach of Section 19 and fined $7,500 plus costs. On the 5th December 1997, an employee received crush injuries to his arm when his arm became trapped between the conveyor bucket and the side of the conveyor.

8/6/99 BRITAX RAINSFORDS PTY LTD were convicted and fined $42,000 plus costs on 8th June 1999 for two breaches of Section 19. On 3rd May 1996 an employee was killed and another employee was injured when they were engaged in transferring a die from an injection-moulding machine on to a trolley when the die slipped from the trolley.

17/6/99 ETSA CORPORATION pleaded guilty and were convicted and fined $42,000 plus costs for two breaches of Section 19. On 2nd March 1996 at the Playford A Power Station Pt Augusta employees were engaged in a weeding operation when one employee was electrocuted and another received burns as a result of an overhead conductor discharging 132,000 volts.

8/7/99 JW BURTON pleaded guilty and were convicted and fined $6,000 plus costs for breaching Section 19. On 2nd December 1997 a work experience student on a two week vocational programme sustained partial amputation of his middle finger and a lacerated thumb on his left hand whilst operating an unguarded circular saw.

 

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