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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 >>

Director fined $25,000 for ignoring prohibition notice

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10:51 am | WorkSafe NZ

Ranjit Singh, the sole Director of Nihal Homes (NZ) Limited, was convicted and fined $25,000 on Tuesday at the Auckland District Court under section 43 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act. Mr Singh ignored a prohibition notice issued after ... More >>

Adequate machine guarding is a must

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 2:08 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Nelson Pine Industries Limited has been fined $45,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $10,000 after one of its workers was injured while trying to clear a log jam on a conveyor belt by hand. The worker was trying to clear a log jam in August 2014 ... More >>

Orchardist fined after employee dies using home-made buggy

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 4:35 pm | WorkSafe NZ

4 JUNE 2015 Orchardist fined after employee dies while using home-made buggy at work More >>

CentrePort to pay $75,691 after worker fatality

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 3:32 pm | WorkSafe NZ

CentrePort Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $15,000 and fined $60,691 over the death of employee Mark Samoa on 20 January 2013. More >>

Metal recycler fined after explosion

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 3:55 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Metal recycler National Steel Limited has been fined $23,500 after an explosion on 17 July 2013 at their Hobill Avenue plant in Wiri revealed a catalogue of health and safety failings. National Steel Limited was fined on Tuesday in the Manukau District ... More >>

Company to pay contractor $80,000 after tree trunk fractures

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 11:06 am | WorkSafe NZ

Gardening business Hao & Liu Union Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $80,000 after a contractor suffered a severe brain injury and a depressed skull fracture when a tree trunk struck him on the head and back. He underwent two surgeries ... More >>

Employer to pay employee $80,000

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 4:28 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Gardening business Hao & Liu Union Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $80,000 after an employee suffered a severe brain injury and a depressed skull fracture when a tree trunk struck him on the head and back. He underwent two surgeries ... More >>

Always identify workplace hazards

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 3:04 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The Hawera District Court has ordered two companies to pay fines and reparation totalling $70,000 after a worker fell into a cellar at a mothballed oil and gas facility in Taranaki. More >>

Council to pay $94,500 for child’s death in park

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 3:25 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Hastings District Council has been fined $29,500 and ordered to pay reparation of $65,000 (on top of $12,356.70 already paid) after a tractor mower, operated by one of their employees at a public park, struck a child and killed him. More >>

Sort your hazards so staff stay safe

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:11 am | WorkSafe NZ

Logistics company Hall’s Direct Limited has been fined $50,500 and ordered to pay reparation of $25,000 after one of their trucks reversed into an employee, Peter Lepou, pinning him against a loading bay. Mr Lepou fractured his ribs and spine, ... More >>

 

 

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