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Prosecution reports

Prosecution reports
2017-11-10
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2017-11-10
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Broadspectrum

Fined $42,000 for a breach of the HSE Act and ordered to pay reparation of $17,000 after a worker received an electric shock of up to 10,000 volts while standing on top of an electricity substation in Islington, Christchurch. He suffered burns to an arm and an exit wound. The company was found not to have provided the right testing equipment for the job.

Metropolitan Waste (Waikato) Ltd

WorkSafe NZ has accepted the company's enforceable undertaking after it was found to have breached s36 of the HSW Act. A worker operating a tin can baler suffered degloving and a fracture of his wrist when the baler press came down on his hand and forearm. The company will, among other things, redesign its SOPs to be more visual, update its traffic management plan for the site, join the Waste Management Institute of NZ and attend its annual conference to share its experience, and produce a video to demonstrate the effects on staff of a major safety incident. The company has already joined NZISM, and two senior managers have visited six facilities in the same sector to discuss health and safety.

 

 

 

 

Organisations Mentioned:
Metropolitan Waste (Waikato); Broadspectrum
Reference No:
171110CA-2899

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