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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 >>

Farm manager awarded $50,000 after quad bike incident

Monday, 14 December 2015, 2:42 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A farm manager has been awarded reparations of $50,000 after a 2012 quad bike crash at work. His employers were fined $20,000 for failing to keep him safe at work. More >>

Fine after teen worker injured

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 4:22 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Benchmark-Construction Limited has been fined $43,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $40,000 to a young worker who has hit by a bucket attachment that came loose from an excavator. More >>

$115,000 fine for obstructing WorkSafe investigation

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 4:43 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Businessman Eric Gerritsen has been fined $115,000 for obstructing a WorkSafe New Zealand inspector who was investigating the collapse of an inflatable slide. More >>

Machine guards prevent injuries

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 3:00 pm | WorkSafe NZ

An unguarded firewood processing machine has cost Canterbury man Murray Crosland a total of $62,525 after he was fined $42,525 and ordered to pay $20,000 reparation to an injured employee. More >>

No excuse for inadequate machine guards

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:00 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Firewood Direct (Motueka) Limited has been fined $25,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $40,000 (plus $836.46 in lost earnings) after one of its workers suffered horrific injuries when his hand was struck by a log-splitter ram in February. More >>

Company fined after worker falls from roof

Monday, 23 November 2015, 1:54 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Auckland company Truestone Limited has been fined $50,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $10,000 after one of its workers fell from a roof he was working on without any fall protection in place. More >>

Fine over effluent pond drowning

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 3:14 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Pig farmers Houtimata Farm Limited has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $75,000 after one of its employees drowned in an unfenced, uncovered effluent pond. More >>

Company ordered to pay $116,000 over crane death

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 2:30 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Auckland company AJ Russell Bricklayers Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $80,000 and been fined $36,000 over the death of an experienced crane operator who was crushed between the boom of a crane and a truck deck. More >>

Taradale Primary School investigation complete

Monday, 16 November 2015, 11:56 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has completed its investigation into the tragic death of a pupil at Taradale Primary School and will not be taking any legal action. More >>

Construction company fined after employee struck by chain

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 12:19 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A construction company specialising in prefabricated homes has been ordered to pay $10,000 in reparation after an employee was struck by a chain which caused a forehead laceration and damage to the eye. More >>

Worksafe apologises for substandard investigation

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 9:13 am | WorkSafe NZ

Chief Inspector Keith Stewart and prosecutor DeAnne Brabant from Worksafe New Zealand have met with the family of Tauranga school girl Sophie McCauley to apologise for shortcomings in an investigation into a 2012 rock climbing accident that left the ... More >>

Fireworks company fined after spectators injured

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 1:55 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The company behind the fireworks failures which injured three spectators at an August 2014 All Blacks match has been fined $52,500 under the Health and Safety in Employment Act, $31,500 under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act, and ordered to ... More >>

Timber company fined after worker loses fingers and thumb

Friday, 25 September 2015, 5:12 pm | WorkSafe NZ

New Zealand Timber Limited has been fined $51,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $38,000 after an employee had the tip of a thumb and the fingers on his right hand amputated. The employee has had a number of surgeries on his hand to re-attach his ... More >>

Resort fined after employee nearly crushed by tractor

Friday, 25 September 2015, 5:11 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Kingstown Blue Spring Resort Limited (trading as Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel) has been fined $42,525 and ordered to pay reparation of $5,000 after an employee narrowly missed being crushed by a three tonne tractor as it rolled backwards off a two metre ... More >>



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