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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 >>

Seasonal changes pose risks for farmers

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 10:43 am | WorkSafe NZ

The recent cold snap is a timely reminder for farmers that we are heading into a high-risk period for vehicle and machinery-related injuries. More >>

Stay safe on quads

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 1:33 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being urged to take special care on quad-bikes after two fatalities this week. A farmer died on his Wairarapa farm on Tuesday, while a 17-year-old died today on a farm in Kaikohe. More >>

Forestry-related death notified to WorkSafe NZ

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 11:33 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ has been notified this morning of a forestry-related death at Te Wera in Taranaki. More >>

Harcourts fined for rental property safety failings

Friday, 20 March 2015, 9:54 am | WorkSafe NZ

Harcourts Timaru was fined $55,000 and required to pay $12,500 reparation for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of gas appliances and fittings when leasing out a property and for engaging a person who was not authorised to do ... More >>

Residential care tragedy a wakeup call

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 2:41 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Residential care tragedy a wakeup call IHC’s service delivery arm, Idea Services, has been ordered to pay reparation of $90,000 and fined $63,500 over the death of a 15-year-old with multiple disabilities who drowned in the bath at a respite care ... More >>

Helping Auckland Businesses Comply with Health and Safety

Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:42 am | WorkSafe NZ

Keeping track of and implementing workplace safety legislation can be complicated and time consuming. But the risk of a fine or imprisonment for a health and safety violation makes it vital for a business to ensure they are conforming to regulatory ... More >>

Work and Income Ashburton shooting – WorkSafe charge

Monday, 2 March 2015, 5:31 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More >>

Don’t be blasé about toxic fumes and confined spaces

Monday, 16 February 2015, 3:14 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Waterproofing company Gunac Hawke’s Bay Limited has been fined $33,750 and ordered to pay reparation of $2,500 after one of its employees was overcome by toxic fumes. More >>

Company director sentenced to home detention

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 4:34 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The Director of a house-moving company has been sentenced to four months home detention, and his company fined $60,000, after a house he was transporting brought down a power line. The power line was left live on the side of the road, killing six lambs, five ... More >>

Orchard company to pay $134,500 over worker death

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 4:42 pm | WorkSafe NZ

AB Wood Holdings Limited has been fined $49,500 and ordered to pay $85,000 in reparation after an employee died when the tractor he was using to mow grass rolled down an embankment, pinning him underneath it and fatally injuring him. More >>

Machine guards are there for a reason

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 1:58 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Commercial laundry company Alsco NZ has been fined $38,250 and been ordered to pay $7,500 in reparation after a worker had their hand crushed in the rollers of an unguarded folder machine. More >>

Manage your hazards – no matter how big the job

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 9:32 am | WorkSafe NZ

Logging company Mangorei Sawmill Limited (MSL) has been fined $20,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $10,000 after a digger lost traction and rolled down an embankment – with an employee, Mark Chapman, still inside. More >>

Wear helmets on quad bikes – they’re part of the job

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 3:52 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A farming couple from Canvastown near Blenheim have been fined $20,000 each for offences involving the use of quad bikes on the farm where they have a share-milking partnership. More >>

Fine for failing to test for asbestos

Friday, 12 December 2014, 12:40 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Peter Page, the manager of Apartment Renovation Company, has been fined $40,000 after he failed to test a substance for asbestos. Mr Page was obliged to have the textured ceilings tested for asbestos prior to commencing the work. More >>

Fine over needless forklift death

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 12:22 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Whangarei based Kiwi Timber Protection Limited has been fined $45,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $60,000 (on top of $34,040 already paid voluntarily) after one of its employees was killed when the forklift he was driving tipped over. More >>

Keep it safe when sourcing replacement parts

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:24 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Dunedin company Keep It Clean Limited has been fined $55,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $50,000 after a worker was seriously injured at its meat rendering plant. More >>

Ignore prohibition notices at your peril

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:25 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Builder Grant Collings was fined $18,000 in the Christchurch District Court today for breaching a WorkSafe New Zealand prohibition notice which was issued to prevent worker’s from the continued risk of a likelihood of serious harm. On 3 December ... More >>

Fine and reparation of $152,000 ordered over fatal crushing

Friday, 14 November 2014, 12:54 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Southland farmer Frederick McCullough has been ordered to pay reparation of $100,000 and has been fined $52,000 over the August 2013 death of a worker on his farm. More >>

Fine and reparation of $152,000 for fatal crushing incident

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:30 am | WorkSafe NZ

Southland farmer Frederick McCullough has been ordered to pay reparation of $100,000 and has been fined $52,000 over the August 2013 death of a worker on his farm. More >>

 

 

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