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Department of Labour v The Warehouse Group Ltd (DC, 26/11/96)

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Defendant:
The Warehouse Group
Failure to provide fall restraint for a temporary worker cost THE WAREHOUSE GROUP LTD $3000 on a charge under s18(1)(a) of the HSE Act. The worker, employed at the company's Johnsonville store, had to climb out of a mobile picking platform at the third tier of shelving and climb up onto the shelving to reach the fourth tier. No guard rails were fitted and no fall arrest protection was provided. (Wellington DC, 26 November) 
Industry:
Retail Trade
Sub-Industry:
Personal and Household Good Retailing
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
None
Penalty Amount:
$3000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 41

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