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Extractives Industry Advisory Group appointed

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 2:00 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A highly experienced group of extractives industry experts has been appointed to provide advice to the WorkSafe New Zealand Board on the implementation of the new regulatory framework for mining and tunnelling. More >>

Piping contractor fined over Onehunga explosion

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 5:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Piping contractor, Canadian Pacific Limited, has today been fined $55,250 over a 2011 explosion in an Onehunga water pipe that killed one worker and left another a double amputee. More >>

Waikato company fined over worker’s death

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 10:59 am | WorkSafe NZ

Waikato company Wealleans Groundspread Limited has been fined $33,750 and ordered to pay reparation of $70,000 over the death of a worker in June 2013. Tyler Old was operating a specially adapted truck, which spread fertiliser from a hopper via a ... More >>

Farm company fined over tractor death

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 2:50 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Waikato company, Sundale Farms Limited, has been fined $25,400 over the death of a worker killed by a runaway remote controlled tractor. More >>

Hefty fine over toxic gas incident

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:52 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Whanganui company Tasman Tanning has today been fined $73,000 and ordered to pay reparations totalling $90,000 over a toxic gas incident that left four of its workers unconscious. More >>

Workers fined over scaffolding accident

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 5:06 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Two workers have been ordered to pay a total of more than $22,000 in fines and reparations over a scaffolding accident in Dunedin last year which left a roofer with multiple fractures. More >>

Snowplanet fined after worker injured

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:55 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The indoor ski park company Snowplanet has been fined $42,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $9,500 after a worker had his arm crushed while clearing snow from under a conveyor belt in April last year. More >>

Fine over quad bike death

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 4:45 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Share-milking company Holden Farms Limited has been fined $28,125 and ordered to pay reparations of $75,000 after a farm hand died last year when the quad bike he was riding rolled on top of him. More >>

Dangerous Christmas lights result in $25.5K fine

Monday, 10 March 2014, 11:33 am | WorkSafe NZ

Evergreen Christmas, a Christmas decoration store operating in the Hamilton Central Shopping Centre has been fined $25,500 in the Hamilton District Court for selling dangerous Christmas lights. More >>

Agriculture sector asked for input on health and safety

Friday, 7 March 2014, 3:23 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has released a suite of draft health and safety guidelines for those working in the agriculture industry for public consultation. More >>

Next phase in WorkSafe NZ forestry safety work starts

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 12:29 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand inspectors will begin a new round of visits to forestry contractors this week focusing on the second of the two most dangerous jobs in the industry – tree felling. More >>

Tree Adventures fined over customer’s death

Friday, 21 February 2014, 4:09 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Auckland company Tree Adventures Limited was today fined $24,500 and ordered to pay reparations of $80,000 after a man fell 13.5 metres to his death while attempting one of its high-rope activity courses in March last year. More >>

Guidelines for managing workplace bullying

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 9:36 am | WorkSafe NZ

Best practice guidelines on workplace bullying, released today by WorkSafe New Zealand, are a big step forward in support and guidance for businesses and individuals about what is a prevalent workplace hazard. More >>

Independent Forestry Safety Review commences

Saturday, 15 February 2014, 9:18 am | WorkSafe NZ

The Independent Forestry Safety Review (the Review) was initiated because the frequency of serious injuries and fatalities in the forestry sector is unacceptably high. Its announcement has been widely supported by the sector and Government. More >>

Forestry firm fined over death of new worker

Friday, 14 February 2014, 1:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Taranaki forestry company R&S Dreaver Shelter Trimmers Limited has been fined $$52,500 (reduced to $25,000 based on the company’s ability to pay) and ordered to pay $55,000 reparation over the death of a worker who had only been on the job ... More >>

Taking Forestry concerns from the ‘bush to the board room’

Friday, 31 January 2014, 11:32 am | WorkSafe NZ

The Board of WorkSafe New Zealand has today approved work to ensure forestry owners, managers and contractors do more to protect the lives of workers. More >>

Company fined after worker falls from roof

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 1:29 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Tauranga residential property construction company Greenway Developments has been fined $25,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $5000 after a worker was injured in a fall from the roof of a property under construction. More >>

Riverlands Eltham fined for workplace injury

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 4:42 pm | WorkSafe NZ

23 January 2014 Meat processor Riverlands Eltham Ltd has been fined $42,500 and ordered to pay reparations to a staff member of $12,500 following a workplace injury in which the staff member lost the end of his right index finger. More >>

Forestry death and injury

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 12:49 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand says news today of a death and a serious injury in the forest sector is deeply saddening. More >>

Significant lessons for forestry industry in worker’s death

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 12:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Complete Logging Limited has been fined $60,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $75,000 for health and safety failings that led to the death of a forestry worker on 26 March 2013. More >>

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