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AFFCO worker impaled on meat hook awarded $25K

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 3:43 pm | WorkSafe NZ

AFFCO New Zealand Limited has been fined $30,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $25,000 after a worker was impaled on a meat hook. The hook went in below his left ear and came out below his left eye, puncturing two major muscles beneath his cheek. ... More >>

Company fined after nine tonne truck hoist crushes mechanic

Monday, 18 April 2016, 3:10 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Agricultural contracting company, John Austin Limited, has been fined $36,750 and ordered to pay reparations of $65,554 after a mechanic was crushed by a nine tonne truck hoist, leaving him with two severe breaks to his pelvis, deep bruising and ... More >>

New Chief Executive for WorkSafe New Zealand being sought

Monday, 11 April 2016, 2:09 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The Chief Executive of WorkSafe New Zealand, Gordon MacDonald has resigned and will return to the United Kingdom later this year. More >>

Farmers urged to stay safe during shearing

Friday, 8 April 2016, 10:45 am | WorkSafe NZ

With sheep shearing accounting for more than $3 million in injury claims to ACC over the past three years, farmers are being urged to take care as pens fill up in wool-sheds across the country. Last year, there were 122 sheep shearing-related injuries serious ... More >>

No charges over Waikari quarry death

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 9:12 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand will not be laying charges over the death of Canterbury man Murray Taylor, who was crushed in June last year when the limestone quarry face he was working on collapsed. More >>

Forestry death – a tragedy

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 4:14 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The fourth forestry fatality this year is a tragedy for the families and the sector according to WorkSafe Chief Executive Gordon MacDonald. More >>

iFirm to pay over $151K after employee fatally crushed

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 9:10 am | WorkSafe NZ

The family of a Wellington driver fatally crushed while operating a glass collection truck will receive $85,000 in court-ordered reparations from Enviro Waste Services Limited (ESL) More >>

Boss sentenced after trench collapse killed worker

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 4:03 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The director of Waikato company Steelcon Construction Limited, Rodney Bishop, has been sentenced to four months home detention over the death of a worker who died after he was buried when a trench he was working in collapsed. SteelCon Construction ... More >>

Charges laid over Hamilton zookeeper death

Friday, 18 March 2016, 12:14 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is prosecuting the Hamilton City Council over the death of a Hamilton zookeeper on 20 September 2015. More >>

Early autumn a peak period for horticulture injuries

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 10:22 am | WorkSafe NZ

There’s last of the summerfruit to be harvested, Royal Gala picking getting underway, beans, courgettes and peppers bursting out all over the place and everyone’s tired – bringing a heightened risk of accidents in growing operations. More >>

Fruit and veg processor to pay over $250,000 for amputations

Friday, 4 March 2016, 5:22 pm | WorkSafe NZ

In a reserved decision released today, Prepared Produce Limited was fined $196,406.25 for six offences and ordered to pay $57,000 in reparation to three victims. More >>

Club ordered to pay over $84K after patron injured in fall

Monday, 29 February 2016, 1:20 pm | WorkSafe NZ

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. More >>

Worker poisoned by carbon monoxide awarded $7,000

Friday, 19 February 2016, 2:58 pm | WorkSafe NZ

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 ... More >>

Construction firm fined over failure to manage asbestos

Monday, 15 February 2016, 4:00 pm | WorkSafe NZ

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. More >>

WorkSafe appoints new Chief Inspector Extractives

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 2:07 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A new Chief Inspector will take over leadership of WorkSafe’s engagement, education and enforcement in the extractives sector at the end of April. More >>

Employer fined $128K after fatal forklift incident

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 5:03 pm | WorkSafe NZ

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 beverage wholesaler. More >>

Fine after fall during high ropes course

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 11:49 am | WorkSafe NZ

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. More >>

Farmers urged to keep children safe this summer

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 10:55 am | WorkSafe NZ

With the school holidays upon us, it’s a good time to focus on keeping kids safe on farms. Summer holidays on the farm are a special kiwi experience. WorkSafe’s Agriculture Programme Manager, Al McCone, says kids can continue this great tradition ... More >>

No excuse for not knowing rules around asbestos

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 10:46 am | WorkSafe NZ

Christchurch company Blakely Construction Limited has been fined a total of $45,000 for failing to properly identify and manage asbestos at a demolition site. More >>

WorkSafe launches extractives industry safety initiative

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:01 pm | WorkSafe NZ

World-leading continuing education requirements for safety-critical roles in the mining, quarrying and tunnelling industries will come into force in New Zealand on 1 January 2016. More >>



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