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Fire protection consultant fined for health and safety breach

Reported by Haydee | 10 Jul, 2017

Auckland, NZ, – A fire protection consultant in Auckland was fined $60,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $194,715 after pleading guilty to one charge under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 following an incident, wherein a worker doing fire alarm installation work fell from a ladder and is now tetraplegic.

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Pipe manufacturer fined after safety breach

Reported by Stephen | 10 Jul, 2017

A steel pipe manufacturing company in South Australia has been convicted and fined $39,000 for safety failings after a worker’s foot was run over by a forklift in October 2015.

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Manager fined after worker fall

Reported by Stephen | 30 Jun, 2017

A manager at a Perth-based roofing company has been fined $7500 over an incident in which a worker was seriously injured after he fell through a skylight.

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Packaging company fined $52K for work health and safety breaches

Reported by Haydee | 12 Jun, 2017

Christchurch, New Zealand – A packaging company was fined a total of $52,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 reparations after a worker was trapped unconscious in a machine he was carrying out a maintenance on when an unlocked metal plate collapsed on him.

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Crane hire and rigging company convicted for work safety breach

Reported by Haydee | 16 May, 2017

A crane hire and rigging company has been convicted and fined $11,800 after pleading guilty to two breaches of Section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act for failing to comply with a health and safety duty.

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Fast food outlet fined for safety breach

Reported by Haydee | 10 May, 2017

A fast food outlet at Eastwood in Western Australia has been convicted and fined for safety breach when a worker suffered burns to nine percent of his body.

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Glass company fined $1 million over safety breach

Reported by Stephen | 10 May, 2017

A window glass company has been fined $1 million following an incident in which a contractor sustained an electric shock while working on a window ledge at a residential-apartment construction site in South Hurstville on 19 June 2014.