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Department of Labour v Air New Zealand Ltd (DC, 09/09/97)

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Defendant:
Air New Zealand
AIR NEW ZEALAND LTD was fined $10,000 under s6 after an employee fractured his foot when he slipped between the rollers on a conveyor. Spacers could have been installed beneath the rollers to minimise injury risk. The judge rejected the company's claim that spacers would only encourage people to walk on them, likening it to a decision not to put a fence above a waterfall on the grounds that would only encourage people to go near the edge. (Otahuhu DC, 9 September) 
Industry:
Transport and Storage
Sub-Industry:
Air and Space Transport
Risk:
Fall at same level
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$10000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 47

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