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WorkSafe Supports Forestry Review Findings

Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:03 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ says the Independent Forestry Safety Review has clearly identified the problems facing an industry in which ten workers were killed last year. “The Review’s analysis matches our own view and leaves no doubt about the need for comprehensive, ... More >>

Asbestos investigation completed

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has concluded its investigation into the management of asbestos in the Canterbury Home Repair Programme and has decided not to lay any charges. More >>

Meat works employee maimed by hoof machine

Monday, 20 October 2014, 4:33 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Meat works company Riverlands Eltham Limited has been fined $57,949 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after a worker’s left hand was caught and trapped in a machine. The employee’s hand was crushed and lacerated, leading to surgery ... More >>

Meat works employee maimed by hoof machine

Monday, 20 October 2014, 2:06 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Meat works company Riverlands Eltham Limited has been fined $57,949 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after a worker’s left hand was caught and trapped in a machine. The employee’s hand was crushed and lacerated, leading to surgery and ... More >>

Grace period announced for adventure activities operators

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 2:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand Chief Executive Gordon MacDonald has announced 192 adventure activity operators have been granted a short extension to a deadline requiring them to be registered under the Adventure Activities Regulations. The extension allows ... More >>

Timber processor fined for crush injury

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 5:38 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Forestry and timber processing company, Juken New Zealand Limited, was fined $57,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $12,000 today after an employee was seriously harmed when his finger was caught in a timber veneer dryer. More >>

Safety gear no good if it is not used

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:54 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Roofing company W. Goile Roofing Limited has been fined $45,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $3,000 after one of its employees fell from a height of 2.5 metres. More >>

$120,000 fine over quad bike tour death

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 3:09 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A defunct company which ran quad-bike tours has been fined $120,000 over the 2012 death of an Australian tourist, who died after her quad bike rolled on a public road. More >>

Worker’s death results in hefty fine

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 9:20 am | WorkSafe NZ

Concrete manufacturing company, Busck Prestressed Concrete Limited, has been fined $70,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $60,000 after the death of worker who was run over by a 6.5 tonne telehandler. More >>

No excuse for failing to reduce risk of falls

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 10:06 am | WorkSafe NZ

Auckland company CMP Construction Limited has been fined $30,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $10,000 after an employee of a sub-contractor fell from a height of five metres. More >>

Productive meeting with Lyttelton Port company

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 5:30 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has today held productive meetings with the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. More >>

Fertiliser company fined after worker loses finger

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:21 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Limited has been fined $33,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $5,000 after an employee’s hand was pulled into a machine in its Napier packing plant. More >>

WorkSafe NZ to meet Lyttelton Port management

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:42 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has requested an urgent meeting with the management of the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch following the latest workplace death at the port. More >>

Fine after worker hurt by inadequately guarded machine

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 4:10 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Waikato based Industrial Tube Manufacturing Company Limited has been fined $39,375 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 over an accident involving a modified machine for shaping steel tubing. More >>

Hefty fines over forklift accident

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 9:57 am | WorkSafe NZ

Three companies have been fined a total of almost $120,000 dollars and ordered to pay combined reparation of $20,000 after a woman was struck by a reversing forklift at a kiwifruit pack house at Mount Maunganui. More >>

Forestry safety blueprint required – WorkSafe NZ

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 11:28 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ says there’s an urgent need for a forestry sector-led Safer Forests Blueprint for Action to be developed and implemented. More >>

Forestry death an avoidable tragedy

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 5:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A logging company director, Major Nelson, has been fined $35,000 and ordered to pay $15,000 in reparation over the death of a worker who was killed by a falling tree. More >>

$80,000 fine for selling dangerous travel plug adaptors

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 4:10 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A chain of convenience stores in central Auckland which sold electrically unsafe travel plug adaptors despite repeated warnings has been fined a total of $80,000. More >>

Two models of bathroom heater prohibited

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:43 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Energy Safety has prohibited the use and sale of two models of Goldair branded wall mounted bathroom fan heaters because they have caused a number of fires. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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