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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 >>

Supermarket operator to pay $77,300 after worker injured

Friday, 18 September 2015, 3:46 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The company operating a Dunedin Countdown supermarket where a security gate collapsed on an employee has been fined $44,300 and ordered to pay reparations of $33,000. More >>

Construction firm fined for fall from height risk

Friday, 18 September 2015, 3:29 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Taylor Construction 2011 Limited has been fined $36,750 following a guilty plea entered under sections 6 and 50 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act. They failed to keep their workers safe by exposing them to the risk of a fall from height while ... More >>

Quarry operator fined after employee falls

Friday, 18 September 2015, 12:28 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A South Island quarry operator has been fined $36,000 and ordered to pay $21,118 in reparations and costs related to the injuries suffered after an employee fell from an elevated work platform on a hammer mill machine, sustaining a fractured skull, ... More >>

KiwiRail ordered to pay $110K

Friday, 18 September 2015, 11:11 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand says last year’s incident where a digger was struck by a train in the central North Island leaving a contractor with serious life-long injuries was entirely preventable. More >>

Kids graduate to farm safety

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 12:52 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Hundreds of rural kiwi kids are coming top of the class in farm safety. More than 1,500 school children in Waikato are taking part in a pilot initiative to help them and their families stay safe on farms and thousands more are set to take part as ... More >>

Paul Burr case

Monday, 14 September 2015, 4:17 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand understands that comments made outside the court following the Paul Burr trial in the Palmerston North High Court suggested that WorkSafe had laid the manslaughter charge. More >>

Watch your back this spring

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 10:29 am | WorkSafe NZ

Sheep farmers busy with tailing/docking of lambs are being urged to take extra care of their backs. More >>

Hutt company fined after worker loses four fingers

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 12:33 pm | WorkSafe NZ

3 September 2015 Hutt company fined after worker loses four fingers Petone importer and manufacturer European Profile Company Limited has been fined $24,375 and ordered to pay reparation of $17,500 after a worker had four fingers amputated by a wood ... More >>

Contractor fined $8,607 for potential asbestos exposure

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 5:08 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Yakka Contracting Limited has been fined $8,607 after an employee broke up large sheets of cladding, with asbestos in it, at Bayfield Primary School in Herne Bay. The demolition and earth moving contracting company was sentenced in the Auckland ... More >>

Aluminium company to pay 48K after employee burnt at work

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 5:25 pm | WorkSafe NZ

McKechnie Aluminium Solutions Limited has been fined $33,000 and ordered to pay $15,000 in reparation after an explosion caused serious burns to an employee’s foot, and superficial burns to his left hand, arm, chest and head. More >>

Lyttelton Port Company ordered to pay $138,000 over death

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 4:26 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The family of port worker Bradley Fletcher will receive $75,000 in court-ordered reparation from the Lyttelton Port Company, which has today also been fined $63,000 over his death. More >>

August a peak period for farm injuries

Monday, 3 August 2015, 10:19 am | WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being reminded of the risks posed by livestock and vehicles during calving as historically the number of injuries on dairy farms rocket up in August. More >>

Petroleum services company fined

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 2:11 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Petroleum services company fined for their part in Turoa ski field diesel leak Petroleum Services (2001) Limited has been fined $34,500 and ordered to pay costs to WorkSafe of $20,000 after a stationary container system at Turoa ski field on Mt Ruapehu failed, ... More >>

Company to pay $66,799.50 after employee shot by nail gun

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 3:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

VIP Frames & Trusses Limited has been ordered by the Court to pay $66,799.50 after an employee was seriously injured when a nail shot from a nail gun hit him in the chest. The nail punctured his pericardium and lung, and narrowly missed his ... More >>

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 >>



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