Security firm ‘not guilty’ over employee death

A young man let down by his employer and now the courts.CNE Security the company that employed murdered security guard Charanpreet Dhaliwal is not responsible for his death, the Waitakere District Court has ruled. Dhaliwal was killed on his first night on the job as a security guard in November 2011. A 27-year-old man, whose name is suppressed, was charged with his murder but acquitted in the High Court at Auckland last month. CNE Security was charged with failing to [...]

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Company fined for workers fall from icy roof

Rotorua company The Housemovers Limited has been fined $54,000 and ordered to pay a worker $40,000 after he was seriously injured after a fall from an icy roof. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment brought two charges under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992. The company failed to identify the hazard of ice on the roof when dealing with tangled wires and it failed to properly train its employee in the use of a safety harness, including [...]

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