Oct 25

Employee killed in ‘preventable’ 15 metre fall

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Delta Utility Services Limited has today been fined $75,000 after one of its employees was killed when he fell 15 metres when a power line pole he was working on near Dunedin in December last year collapsed. The Alexandra District Court heard that the employee – Roger Steel – climbed the ten-metre pole…

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Sep 13

Man crushed by falling generator named

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Police have released the name of a man crushed by a generator in a workplace accident on Hornby, Christchurch yesterday. Neville Raymond Sutherland, 30, was delivering a large generator when a forklift removing it from his truck toppled over, crushing him to death. Emergency services were called to the premises of TransDiesel Limited…

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