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CentrePort sentenced after fatality

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 5:08 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Companies cannot be complacent about working from heights, says WorkSafe, after a worker died as a result of injuries sustained in a fall at CentrePort in Wellington CentrePort Limited was sentenced and fined $506,048 at the Wellington District Court ... More >>

ESR testing of chemical exposure site in Christchurch

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 1:34 pm | WorkSafe NZ

At WorkSafe’s request, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) is undertaking testing at a site in Bromley in Christchurch at which a worker was exposed to chemicals two weeks ago. The worker is in Christchurch Hospital and you ... More >>

Companies must consult, coordinate and cooperate

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 11:46 am | WorkSafe NZ

When more than one company is working on site there is a legal requirement that they consult, cooperate and coordinate with each other to ensure the health and safety of everyone. More >>

Adding value to the farm business through health and safety

Monday, 10 June 2019, 3:06 pm | WorkSafe NZ

This profile is part of a seven-part series from WorkSafe sharing the health and safety approaches taken by the grand finalists of the 2019 FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. During the next seven weeks we will be sharing a profile and short ... More >>

Meat manufacturing company fined after safety failings

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 3:43 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A South Island meat manufacturing company’s failure to safely guard its machinery and properly train staff and has left one of its workers with serious injuries. Today Alliance Group Limited was sentenced at Invercargill District Court and fined $331, ... More >>

Wellington man fined for obstructing WorkSafe investigation

Friday, 24 May 2019, 12:27 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe says failure to comply with its investigation processes will not be tolerated and there will be serious consequences for anyone who refuses to cooperate. More >>

Formalising health and safety processes at Eilean Donan

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 1:27 pm | WorkSafe NZ

This profile is part of a seven-part series from WorkSafe sharing the health and safety approaches taken by the grand finalists of the 2019 FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. During the next seven weeks we will be sharing a profile and short ... More >>

Trimming trees next to powerlines is a dangerous job

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 12:20 pm | WorkSafe NZ

An employer has been sentenced to 60 hours community work and fined for failing to keep a worker safe while he was trimming tree branches next to a powerline. A casual worker hired by Bradford John Dibble was seriously injured in the incident. Dibble ... More >>

Construction company sentenced after vehicle fatality

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:38 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A South Island construction company has been ordered to pay fines, reparation and costs of more than $500,000 after a worker was crushed and killed when the truck he was driving rolled down a bank. More >>

Gasfitter sentenced to community detention

Friday, 10 May 2019, 1:37 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Tauranga gasfitter Patrick Dykes has been sentenced to four months’ community detention after a gas fireplace he installed incorrectly caught fire causing significant damage to the house. More >>

Worker injured in firewood processor incident

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:03 am | WorkSafe NZ

Two companies have been fined after an incident involving a machine used to cut firewood which ended in a worker suffering a significant hand injury. More >>

Scaffold collapse highlights the importance of safe design

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 2:20 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A scaffolding company has been fined $150,000 after a poorly designed scaffold collapsed while seven people were working on it. More >>

Incident a lesson for farmers who own stock loading ramps

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 9:11 am | WorkSafe NZ

A truck driver was left with a skull fracture and significant head injuries after a stock loading ramp used to unload sheep from a truck fell on him in October 2017 when its winch system failed. WorkSafe says the incident is a reminder that all stock ... More >>

WorkSafe welcomes new Construction Sector Accord

Monday, 15 April 2019, 9:50 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is welcoming an initiative with the construction industry which will include a focus on the critical areas of health, safety and wellbeing. More >>

Company fined after worker fatally injured by steel beam

Friday, 12 April 2019, 9:30 am | WorkSafe NZ

A structural steelwork company was fined $250,000 yesterday after a heavy steel beam fatally injured a worker. More >>

Always turn power off when carrying out electrical work

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 2:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is urging employers to mitigate any risks before carrying out electrical work, after a worker was left with serious electrical burns to his hands. More >>

Boiling brine at Heinz Wattie's factory burns worker

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 4:01 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Food manufacturer Heinz Wattie’s Limited appeared in the Hastings District Court today after a boiling solution burned a kitchen worker’s lower legs. More >>

140 litre LPG leak could have been deadly

Friday, 1 March 2019, 10:22 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe says an uncontrolled LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) release at a gas production station in Taranaki could have had potentially deadly consequences for the six workers on site. More >>

Inaugural health and safety workshop attended by Worksafe

Friday, 1 March 2019, 10:06 am | WorkSafe NZ

As harvest season begins, Wairarapa wineries are focused on workers’ health and safety, following a workshop with health and safety regulator WorkSafe New Zealand. In January, WorkSafe hosted the inaugural practical health and safety workshop with ... More >>

Worker severs thumb on inadequately guarded machinery

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 2:52 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A food manufacturing company was sentenced at the Christchurch District Court today after a worker had their thumb severed while cleaning a machine used to blend products. More >>



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