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Spray painting company fined for breaching prohibition

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:10 am | WorkSafe NZ

Nelson-based panel beating and spray painting business L&L Marriott Holdings Limited has been fined $15,000 for breaching a WorkSafe prohibition notice. More >>

Tertiary provider sentenced after forestry accident

Monday, 29 June 2015, 3:13 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Waiariki Institute of Technology was sentenced today and ordered to pay reparation of $40,000 after a tutor was seriously injured during a forest operations course. More >>

Company fined after worker loses leg

Monday, 29 June 2015, 11:04 am | WorkSafe NZ

Company fined after worker loses leg Tree Scape Limited has been fined $24,750 and ordered to pay reparation of $35,000 after an employee had his right leg amputated after it got pulled into a wood chipper machine. Tree maintenance company Tree Scape ... More >>

Workers not as safe as they think they are

Friday, 26 June 2015, 10:47 am | WorkSafe NZ

There is a ‘it won’t happen to me’ attitude among workers and employers operating in New Zealand’s highest-risk industries. More >>

Director fined $25,000 for ignoring prohibition notice

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10:51 am | WorkSafe NZ

Ranjit Singh, the sole Director of Nihal Homes (NZ) Limited, was convicted and fined $25,000 on Tuesday at the Auckland District Court under section 43 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act. Mr Singh ignored a prohibition notice issued after ... More >>

Adequate machine guarding is a must

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 2:08 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Nelson Pine Industries Limited has been fined $45,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $10,000 after one of its workers was injured while trying to clear a log jam on a conveyor belt by hand. The worker was trying to clear a log jam in August 2014 ... More >>

Orchardist fined after employee dies using home-made buggy

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 4:35 pm | WorkSafe NZ

4 JUNE 2015 Orchardist fined after employee dies while using home-made buggy at work More >>

CentrePort to pay $75,691 after worker fatality

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 3:32 pm | WorkSafe NZ

CentrePort Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $15,000 and fined $60,691 over the death of employee Mark Samoa on 20 January 2013. More >>

Metal recycler fined after explosion

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 3:55 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Metal recycler National Steel Limited has been fined $23,500 after an explosion on 17 July 2013 at their Hobill Avenue plant in Wiri revealed a catalogue of health and safety failings. National Steel Limited was fined on Tuesday in the Manukau District ... More >>

Company to pay contractor $80,000 after tree trunk fractures

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 11:06 am | WorkSafe NZ

Gardening business Hao & Liu Union Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $80,000 after a contractor suffered a severe brain injury and a depressed skull fracture when a tree trunk struck him on the head and back. He underwent two surgeries ... More >>

Employer to pay employee $80,000

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 4:28 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Gardening business Hao & Liu Union Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $80,000 after an employee suffered a severe brain injury and a depressed skull fracture when a tree trunk struck him on the head and back. He underwent two surgeries ... More >>

Always identify workplace hazards

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 3:04 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The Hawera District Court has ordered two companies to pay fines and reparation totalling $70,000 after a worker fell into a cellar at a mothballed oil and gas facility in Taranaki. More >>

Council to pay $94,500 for child’s death in park

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 3:25 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Hastings District Council has been fined $29,500 and ordered to pay reparation of $65,000 (on top of $12,356.70 already paid) after a tractor mower, operated by one of their employees at a public park, struck a child and killed him. More >>

Sort your hazards so staff stay safe

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:11 am | WorkSafe NZ

Logistics company Hall’s Direct Limited has been fined $50,500 and ordered to pay reparation of $25,000 after one of their trucks reversed into an employee, Peter Lepou, pinning him against a loading bay. Mr Lepou fractured his ribs and spine, ... More >>

Seasonal changes pose risks for farmers

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 10:43 am | WorkSafe NZ

The recent cold snap is a timely reminder for farmers that we are heading into a high-risk period for vehicle and machinery-related injuries. More >>

Stay safe on quads

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 1:33 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being urged to take special care on quad-bikes after two fatalities this week. A farmer died on his Wairarapa farm on Tuesday, while a 17-year-old died today on a farm in Kaikohe. More >>

Forestry-related death notified to WorkSafe NZ

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 11:33 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ has been notified this morning of a forestry-related death at Te Wera in Taranaki. More >>

Harcourts fined for rental property safety failings

Friday, 20 March 2015, 9:54 am | WorkSafe NZ

Harcourts Timaru was fined $55,000 and required to pay $12,500 reparation for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of gas appliances and fittings when leasing out a property and for engaging a person who was not authorised to do ... More >>

Residential care tragedy a wakeup call

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 2:41 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Residential care tragedy a wakeup call IHC’s service delivery arm, Idea Services, has been ordered to pay reparation of $90,000 and fined $63,500 over the death of a 15-year-old with multiple disabilities who drowned in the bath at a respite care ... More >>

Helping Auckland Businesses Comply with Health and Safety

Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:42 am | WorkSafe NZ

Keeping track of and implementing workplace safety legislation can be complicated and time consuming. But the risk of a fine or imprisonment for a health and safety violation makes it vital for a business to ensure they are conforming to regulatory ... More >>

 

 

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