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Department of Labour v Jensen Steel Fabricators (DC, 22/12/97)

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Defendant:
Jensen Steel Fabricators
JENSEN STEEL FABRICATORS LTD was fined $5000 under regulation 21(2) of the HSE Regulations 1995 after an employee not wearing fall arrest protection fell nearly four metres. The injured man, who suffered a partial compression fracture of the spine and spent seven days in hospital, was awarded $3000 of the fine. OSH had previously notified the company of the need to provide fall protection, and the previous year had twice imposed prohibition notices relating to fall protection on sites under the company's control. (Tauranga DC, 22 December) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$5000.00
Reparation Amount:
$3000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 49

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