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Department of Labour v Burdett (DC, 21/02/96)

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Defendant:
Kevin Stanton Burdett
An employee who failed to ensure his own safety during excavation work was fined $650 after he was buried to the waist following the partial collapse of a fuel tank excavation. The Court found that Kevin Stanton Burdett, who suffered bruising and a dislocated hip requiring two days' hospitalisation, had not followed the site plans. (Whangarei DC, 21 February) 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
General Construction
Risk:
Engulfment/drowning
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$650.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 37

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