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Inadequate scaffolding leads to fine

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 10:47 am | WorkSafe NZ

An Auckland roofing company has been convicted and fined for failing to ensure it had adequate measures in place to protect its workers from the risk of falling from a second-story roof. More >>

Company fined over rock crusher accident

Friday, 11 July 2014, 12:48 pm | WorkSafe NZ

South Island company Solly’s Freight Limited has been fined $52,000 and ordered to pay $15,000 in reparation after one of its workers suffered serious injuries when his arm got caught in a rock crusher machine. More >>

Landlord sentenced to home detention after gas fire death

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 3:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A landlord who illegally installed a gas cooker resulting in a fire that killed a 19-year-old woman has today been sentenced to six months home detention and ordered to pay reparations of $5,000. More >>

Prohibition on sale of some Weiss heat transfer units

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 4:06 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Energy Safety advises that the prohibition on the use and sale of certain Weiss heat transfer units produced prior to 2012 is in force from tomorrow, Friday 20 June 2014. More >>

WorkSafe NZ lays charges over forestry death

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 1:18 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ has laid charges today against a company and two individuals following the death of 20 year-old Lincoln Kidd in a forestry accident near Levin on 19 December 2013. The company has been charged under section 49 of the Health and Safety in Employment ... More >>

Energy safety to issue prohibition notice

Sunday, 15 June 2014, 2:46 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Energy Safety is warning consumers who have purchased some models of Weiss Heat Transfer Units that as from Friday next week, there will be a prohibition on their use and sale and advises consumers to immediately turn them off. More >>

Forestry company fined after worker hit by log

Friday, 13 June 2014, 12:24 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Forestry company HarvestPro has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $40,000 after one of its workers was hit by a log weighing more than a tonne. More >>

Racetech fire investigation

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 1:10 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand investigated the actions of the crews dealing with the Racetech fire, and has concluded it will take no action against the Fire Service or any individuals involved in the incident. More >>

Quad bike rider fined for not using helmet

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 1:19 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A Marlborough man has been fined $15,000 for not wearing a helmet while riding a quad bike at work – and for carrying a helmetless child as a passenger. More >>

Occupational health experts to advise WorkSafe NZ

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 10:25 am | WorkSafe NZ

A group of the country’s leading experts on occupational health have been assembled to advise WorkSafe New Zealand about how to help protect people from work-related illness and disease. More >>

Extractives Industry Advisory Group appointed

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 2:00 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A highly experienced group of extractives industry experts has been appointed to provide advice to the WorkSafe New Zealand Board on the implementation of the new regulatory framework for mining and tunnelling. More >>

Piping contractor fined over Onehunga explosion

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 5:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Piping contractor, Canadian Pacific Limited, has today been fined $55,250 over a 2011 explosion in an Onehunga water pipe that killed one worker and left another a double amputee. More >>

Waikato company fined over worker’s death

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 10:59 am | WorkSafe NZ

Waikato company Wealleans Groundspread Limited has been fined $33,750 and ordered to pay reparation of $70,000 over the death of a worker in June 2013. Tyler Old was operating a specially adapted truck, which spread fertiliser from a hopper via a ... More >>

Farm company fined over tractor death

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 2:50 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Waikato company, Sundale Farms Limited, has been fined $25,400 over the death of a worker killed by a runaway remote controlled tractor. More >>

Hefty fine over toxic gas incident

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:52 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Whanganui company Tasman Tanning has today been fined $73,000 and ordered to pay reparations totalling $90,000 over a toxic gas incident that left four of its workers unconscious. More >>

Workers fined over scaffolding accident

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 5:06 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Two workers have been ordered to pay a total of more than $22,000 in fines and reparations over a scaffolding accident in Dunedin last year which left a roofer with multiple fractures. More >>

Snowplanet fined after worker injured

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:55 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The indoor ski park company Snowplanet has been fined $42,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $9,500 after a worker had his arm crushed while clearing snow from under a conveyor belt in April last year. More >>

Fine over quad bike death

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 4:45 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Share-milking company Holden Farms Limited has been fined $28,125 and ordered to pay reparations of $75,000 after a farm hand died last year when the quad bike he was riding rolled on top of him. More >>

Dangerous Christmas lights result in $25.5K fine

Monday, 10 March 2014, 11:33 am | WorkSafe NZ

Evergreen Christmas, a Christmas decoration store operating in the Hamilton Central Shopping Centre has been fined $25,500 in the Hamilton District Court for selling dangerous Christmas lights. More >>

Agriculture sector asked for input on health and safety

Friday, 7 March 2014, 3:23 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has released a suite of draft health and safety guidelines for those working in the agriculture industry for public consultation. More >>

 

 

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