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Prosecution reports

Prosecution reports
2017-11-24
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2017-11-24
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Peter Whittall

The Supreme Court has ruled WorkSafe New Zealand's decision in late 2013 not to proceed with charges against Peter Whittall, the former Pike River mine boss, was unlawful because it was effectively a payment to avoid prosecution. Listener journalist Rebecca Macfie, author of the definitive book on the Pike River disaster, has a more extensive summary of the decision here.

Ronald Salter, Salters Cartage Ltd, Race Works Ltd

Sentenced to four and a half months of home detention and ordered to pay a fine of $25,000 after a September 2015 incident in which a contract worker was killed in a tank explosion while undertaking welding and grinding. His company was also fined $258,750. Reparations totalling $128,074 were ordered to be paid jointly by Salter and his company. Salter faced three charges under the HSE Act and three charges under the HSNO Act. His company faced a corresponding set of charges. Race Works Ltd, the employee of the man killed, was convicted and discharged without penalty.

 

 

People Mentioned:
Peter Whittall; Ron Salter; Rebecca Macfie
Organisations Mentioned:
Salters Cartage; Race Works
Reference No:
171124CA-3704

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