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Department of Labour v James Hardie Building Services Ltd (DC, 17/07/95)

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Defendant:
James Hardie Building Services
James Hardie Building Services Limited was fined $5500 for failing to ensure employee safety after a worker fell off a ladder and broke his leg while installing fire sprinklers. The Court held that the company should have provided better equipment for work at roof level. The injured man was awarded $1000 from the fine (Auckland DC, 12 July) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Wood and Paper Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$5500.00
Reparation Amount:
$1000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 34

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