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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May 30

Company fined for not preventing fall from height

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Roofing company Metind Limited (formerly Metalcraft Industries Limited) has been fined $43,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $10,000 after an employee was seriously injured after falling more than three metres from a roof. The Auckland District Court heard that on 9 June 2011 three employees of Metind Limited were working on a…

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Jan 19

Saw puts timber through workers hand

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A construction worker got a painful shock this week when a piece of wood went through his hand. Cheyne Construction and Development owner Lee Cheyne posted a bloody photograph of employee Jimmy Innes’ swollen hand on Facebook. The photo shows a piece of timber embedded about 10cm through the side of his right…

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