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Meeanee fatality

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:33 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe understands that a worker has been electrocuted. As we are now investigating we are unable to provide any further information. More >>

Workplace fatality

Monday, 14 October 2019, 2:11 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A male worker has been fatally injured by a falling 300kg ramp in Te Kuiti. WorkSafe is investigating and no further information is available. More >>

Forestry fatality in Pohangina

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 5:23 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has been notified of a forestry fatality that occurred in Pohangina this afternoon. We understand the victim was fatally injured after becoming pinned between two trees. We have opened an investigation and therefore are unable to provide further ... More >>

Child fatally injured in Prebbleton, Canterbury

Monday, 30 September 2019, 3:47 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has been notified that a young child was fatally injured on a work site in Prebbleton, Canterbury today. More >>

Timaru fatal

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 3:14 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is investigating a fatality at a farm in the Timaru area today. WorkSafe understands the incident involved a quad bike. More >>

If it’s not safe, fix it

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 11:23 am | WorkSafe NZ

Companies which identify safety issues with their machinery have a duty to remedy the problems and ensure any new operational processes are consistently applied, says WorkSafe. More >>

Faulty machinery leads to worker's death

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is urging all employers to make sure machinery their workers are using is made safe and cannot injure a worker. This comes after the Homegrown Juice Co Limited was sentenced and fined $367,500 in Hastings District Court today after a worker ... More >>

Northwood gas explosion

Friday, 9 August 2019, 12:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has completed an important part of its ongoing investigation into the Northwood gas explosion and is able to give residents in the area an assurance that they can continue to use reticulated gas safely. “We now know that there was no issue with ... More >>

Company fined after workplace incident paralyzes permanently

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 10:39 am | WorkSafe NZ

A North Island company was fined $304,750 today after a workplace incident on a mobile elevating work platform left a worker permanently paralysed from the neck down. In a reserved decision released by the Tauranga District Court yesterday, Supermac Group ... More >>

WorkSafe rolls out duo of ‘Safe Guys’ in refreshed campaign

Monday, 5 August 2019, 3:17 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has today rolled out the sequel of its Safe Guy campaign, encouraging workers to do the easiest thing to improve health and safety – to speak up. This year the 2018 Safe Guy D’Angelo Martin will be accompanied by social media up-and-comer ... More >>

Director sentenced for perverting the course of justice

Friday, 2 August 2019, 2:18 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A farm company director from Southland has been convicted for perverting the course of justice during a WorkSafe health and safety investigation. More >>

Food packaging company prosecuted after previous warnings

Friday, 2 August 2019, 10:32 am | WorkSafe NZ

A food packaging company has been prosecuted after previous warnings around the importance of machine guarding went unheeded. More >>

Kaingaroa forest crash

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 10:00 am | WorkSafe NZ

Investigators will meet Police today to inform WorkSafe's next steps. We will not provide updates on the investigation which will take some months. Our thoughts are with families and communities affected by the tragedy. More >>

Christchurch residential explosion

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 4:34 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is now leading the investigation into the explosion at a residential property in Northwood, Christchurch. As part of the multi-agency investigation WorkSafe will continue to work with New Zealand Police and Fire and Emergency New Zealand. During ... More >>

Christchurch residential explosion

Friday, 19 July 2019, 12:30 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has been notified of the explosion in Northwood, Christchurch this morning and is making inquiries. More >>

Workplace Fatality inland from Timaru

Monday, 8 July 2019, 3:52 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe was notified of an incident yesterday in which the victim was reportedly crushed by a piece of farm machinery. More >>

CentrePort sentenced after fatality

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 5:08 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Companies cannot be complacent about working from heights, says WorkSafe, after a worker died as a result of injuries sustained in a fall at CentrePort in Wellington CentrePort Limited was sentenced and fined $506,048 at the Wellington District Court ... More >>

ESR testing of chemical exposure site in Christchurch

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 1:34 pm | WorkSafe NZ

At WorkSafe’s request, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) is undertaking testing at a site in Bromley in Christchurch at which a worker was exposed to chemicals two weeks ago. The worker is in Christchurch Hospital and you ... More >>

Companies must consult, coordinate and cooperate

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 11:46 am | WorkSafe NZ

When more than one company is working on site there is a legal requirement that they consult, cooperate and coordinate with each other to ensure the health and safety of everyone. More >>

Adding value to the farm business through health and safety

Monday, 10 June 2019, 3:06 pm | WorkSafe NZ

This profile is part of a seven-part series from WorkSafe sharing the health and safety approaches taken by the grand finalists of the 2019 FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. During the next seven weeks we will be sharing a profile and short ... More >>



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