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Department of Labour v Michael David Plunkett (DC, 29/01/96)

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Defendant:
Michael David Plunkett
An employee who failed to correctly brace temporary seating for a school music festival, leading to injuries to four children when the seating collapsed, was fined $250 on each of four s19(b) charges of failing to take all practicable steps to ensure his inaction harmed no one. Each child received $100 of the fine. Michael David Plunkett's employer had been fined a total of $2000 over the same accident the month before. (Dunedin DC, 29 January) 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
General Construction
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$1000.00
Reparation Amount:
$400.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 37

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