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Alert24 - Safeguard Update

Prosecution reports

Prosecution reports
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New Zealand

Heathstock Haulage Ltd

WorkSafe has confirmed no charges will be laid against the company owned by the late Murray Taylor, who was killed in a rockfall while operating an excavator at a limeworks near Waikari in Canterbury. No geotech assessment had been carried out on the rockface he was working beneath, and no evidence was found to show staff were adequately trained, monitored and supervised. Nor did he hold the Certificate of Competence legally required for the type of work he was carrying out.

Takiri Family Trust and its trustees

CAA has confirmed it has dropped charges laid under the HSE Act after a helicopter pilot contracted to carry out aerial spraying on a farm near Whanganui was killed when his machine struck an overhead electric fence feeder wire. It is accepted that had the wire been taken down or re-routed along a fence the crash would not have happened. A campaign is under way to educate farmers about the need to check for overhead wires before aerial spraying takes place. Safeguard understands no prosecution under the HSE Act has yet been concluded by the CAA, which like the NZ Police and Maritime New Zealand is an agent able to lay charges under health and safety legislation.

Donald Blankenship

The chief executive of Massey Energy Company has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined US$250,000 for violation of mine safety standards after an explosion in the company's Upper Big Branch mine in 2010 killed 29 men.

NZ Traffic Hamilton and Broad Spectrum NZ Ltd (formerly Transfield Worley)

The two companies face charges under the HSE Act after a motorcyclist was killed when she was reversed over at roadworks near Meremere.



People Mentioned:
Murray Taylor; Donald Blankenship
Organisations Mentioned:
Heathstock Haulage; Massey Energy; Takiri Family Trust; NZ Traffic Hamilton; Broad Spectrum NZ
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