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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 >>

Company fined over rock crusher accident

Friday, 11 July 2014, 12:48 pm | WorkSafe NZ

South Island company Solly’s Freight Limited has been fined $52,000 and ordered to pay $15,000 in reparation after one of its workers suffered serious injuries when his arm got caught in a rock crusher machine. More >>

Landlord sentenced to home detention after gas fire death

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 3:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A landlord who illegally installed a gas cooker resulting in a fire that killed a 19-year-old woman has today been sentenced to six months home detention and ordered to pay reparations of $5,000. More >>

Prohibition on sale of some Weiss heat transfer units

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 4:06 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Energy Safety advises that the prohibition on the use and sale of certain Weiss heat transfer units produced prior to 2012 is in force from tomorrow, Friday 20 June 2014. More >>

WorkSafe NZ lays charges over forestry death

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 1:18 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ has laid charges today against a company and two individuals following the death of 20 year-old Lincoln Kidd in a forestry accident near Levin on 19 December 2013. The company has been charged under section 49 of the Health and Safety in Employment ... More >>

Energy safety to issue prohibition notice

Sunday, 15 June 2014, 2:46 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Energy Safety is warning consumers who have purchased some models of Weiss Heat Transfer Units that as from Friday next week, there will be a prohibition on their use and sale and advises consumers to immediately turn them off. More >>

 

 

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