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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 >>

Forestry company fined after worker hit by log

Friday, 13 June 2014, 12:24 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Forestry company HarvestPro has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $40,000 after one of its workers was hit by a log weighing more than a tonne. More >>

Racetech fire investigation

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 1:10 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand investigated the actions of the crews dealing with the Racetech fire, and has concluded it will take no action against the Fire Service or any individuals involved in the incident. More >>

Quad bike rider fined for not using helmet

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 1:19 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A Marlborough man has been fined $15,000 for not wearing a helmet while riding a quad bike at work – and for carrying a helmetless child as a passenger. More >>

Occupational health experts to advise WorkSafe NZ

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 10:25 am | WorkSafe NZ

A group of the country’s leading experts on occupational health have been assembled to advise WorkSafe New Zealand about how to help protect people from work-related illness and disease. More >>

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 >>



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