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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 >>

Biscuit maker fined for mutilating injury

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Gourmet biscuit and condiment manufacturer Meycov Food Limited, trading as Rutherford & Meyer, has been fined $12,500 and ordered to pay reparation of $45,000 after an employee was burnt by a biscuit baking machine on 10 January 2014. More >>

Hardware store fined after employee loses fingers

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 1:18 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Grove Hardware Limited, trading as Mitre 10 MEGA Glenfield, was fined $39,450 and ordered to pay reparation of $20,000 after an employee had two fingers partially amputated and a nerve severed on another finger by a saw. More >>

Student gets $30,000 after 10 metre fall

Monday, 10 November 2014, 4:27 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) has been ordered to pay reparation of $30,000 to a student who fell 10 metres during a high ropes course on 24 March 2014. He suffered a fractured pelvis, a compound fracture to the right elbow and lacerations to this ... More >>

WorkSafe Supports Forestry Review Findings

Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:03 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ says the Independent Forestry Safety Review has clearly identified the problems facing an industry in which ten workers were killed last year. “The Review’s analysis matches our own view and leaves no doubt about the need for comprehensive, ... More >>

Asbestos investigation completed

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has concluded its investigation into the management of asbestos in the Canterbury Home Repair Programme and has decided not to lay any charges. More >>

Meat works employee maimed by hoof machine

Monday, 20 October 2014, 4:33 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Meat works company Riverlands Eltham Limited has been fined $57,949 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after a worker’s left hand was caught and trapped in a machine. The employee’s hand was crushed and lacerated, leading to surgery ... More >>

Meat works employee maimed by hoof machine

Monday, 20 October 2014, 2:06 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Meat works company Riverlands Eltham Limited has been fined $57,949 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after a worker’s left hand was caught and trapped in a machine. The employee’s hand was crushed and lacerated, leading to surgery and ... More >>

Grace period announced for adventure activities operators

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 2:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand Chief Executive Gordon MacDonald has announced 192 adventure activity operators have been granted a short extension to a deadline requiring them to be registered under the Adventure Activities Regulations. The extension allows ... More >>

Timber processor fined for crush injury

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 5:38 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Forestry and timber processing company, Juken New Zealand Limited, was fined $57,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $12,000 today after an employee was seriously harmed when his finger was caught in a timber veneer dryer. More >>

Safety gear no good if it is not used

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:54 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Roofing company W. Goile Roofing Limited has been fined $45,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $3,000 after one of its employees fell from a height of 2.5 metres. More >>

 

 

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