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First DoL prosecution arising from a homicide

First DoL prosecution arising from a homicide
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2012-06-26
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

The Department of Labour has charged the employer of a man murdered at work with an offence under the HSE Act. Safeguard understands this is the first time a charge has been laid under the act following a homicide.

Security guard Charanpreet Singh Dhaliwal was killed on his first day on the job at a construction site in Henderson in November 2011. A man has since been charged with his murder.

Dhaliwal's employer, CNE Security, has been charged with failing to maintain a safe workplace.

The Council of Trade Unions has asked the DoL to consider also charging Fulton Hogan, the company in control of the work site.

People Mentioned:
Charanpreet Singh Dhaliwal
Organisations Mentioned:
CNE Security; Department of Labour; Fulton Hogan; Council of Trade Unions
Website:
Website:
Reference No:
120622CA-1317

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