Oct 15

Security firm ‘not guilty’ over employee death

Posted by Dave Griffith

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…

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Aug 19

Company fined for workers fall from icy roof

Posted by Dave Griffith

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…

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Nov 2

Company fined – DOL warns of danger of working at heights

Posted by Dave Griffith

A Christchurch company has been sentenced after one of its workers was seriously injured when the telephone pole he was working on broke due to below ground rot.

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Nov 1

Weatherston case forces Otago university policy change

Posted by Dave Griffith

Otago University has issued a new policy for staff-student relationships following economics lecturer Clayton Weatherston's murder of student Sophie Elliott in 2008.

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