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Department of Labour v Country Club Riding Academy (DC, 04/07/94)

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Defendant:
Country Club Riding Academy
Country Club Riding Academy was fined $1500 in the Wellington DC on 4 July 1994 for a s6 offence after an employee was exposed to phosphene gas and was off work for five days. The gas was contained in a fumigant used by the club to get rid of grain mites. The club failed to follow instructions and adequately ventilate the grain store, with the result that the worker was exposed to the gas hazard when entering the store as directed to make up feed bags for the horses. The worker was told that the gas was dangerous but not instructed on the nature of the hazard or precautions to follow. The defendant was convicted and discharged on a s12(b) charge of failing to ensure that an employee was given information about hazards involved in dealing with substances used in work processes and precautions to be taken. 
Industry:
Cultural and Recreational Services
Sub-Industry:
Sport and Recreation
Risk:
Hazardous substance exposure
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$1500.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 28

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