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29/02/2016 19:03
Te Awamutu club ordered to pay over $84K after patron injured in fall from height 29 February 2016 The importance of taking adequate steps to manage a hazard, specifically a fall from height, was highlighted last Thursday in a District Court sentencing of a Te Awamutu club. Waipa...
28/02/2016 20:30
19 February 2015 Asparagus growing, packing and marketing business, Boyds Asparagus Industries Limited, has been fined $26,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $7,000 (in addition to $10,000 already paid) after a worker was poisoned by carbon monoxide. He suffered serious harm – he was...
17/02/2016 07:19
Construction firm fined over failure to manage asbestos on demolition site 15 February 2016 A sentencing in the Lower Hutt District Court on Friday 12th February has highlighted the importance of identifying and managing asbestos at a demolition site. Upper Hutt-based company Hutt...
26/01/2016 06:47
Food and beverage wholesaler ordered to pay over $128K after employee fatally injured in forklift incident   The tragic consequences of a worker not receiving adequate training in operating a forklift have been highlighted in a District Court sentencing against a food stuffs and...
21/12/2015 07:06
  16 December 2015 The operator of the Tui Ridge Park near Rotorua (Seventh-day Adventist Church Property Trustee (NZ) Ltd) has been fined $46,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $40,000 to a woman who fell while taking part in a high ropes course. The woman was at the park as part...
14/12/2015 07:13
10 December 2015 Benchmark-Construction Limited has been fined $43,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $40,000 to a young worker who has hit by a bucket attachment that came loose from an excavator. The 16-year-old was doing casual work for the company in January this year when the incident...
01/12/2015 17:42
Health and Safety at Opencast Mines, Alluvial Mines and Quarries — filed under: Mining, High hazards WorkSafe has developed guidance on health and safety good practice at opencast mines, alluvial mines and quarries. This guide helps assist operators in developing, implementing and...
18/11/2015 06:53
17 November 2015 Auckland company AJ Russell Bricklayers Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $80,000 and been fined $36,000 over the death of an experienced crane operator who was crushed between the boom of a crane and a truck deck. Roy Chan had 40 years’ experience in the crane...
11/11/2015 20:20
Construction company fined after employee struck by chain 11 November 2015 A construction company specialising in prefabricated homes has been ordered to pay $10,000 in reparation after an employee was struck by a chain which caused a forehead laceration and damage to the eye. True Green...
11/11/2015 20:18
Hefty fine and reparation over Speights Brewery elevator death 11 November 2015 Kone Elevators Limited has been fined $50,000 and ordered to pay a further $91,800 in reparation and to cover economic loss, after a contractor was killed when the Speights Brewery lift car he was working in fell...
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