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Department of Labour v Hallam Engineering (DC, 30/01/98)

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Defendant:
Hallam Engineering
Construction engineers HALLAM ENGINEERING LTD was fined $10,000 under s6 after an employee working on the Auckland Skytower was struck on the helmet by a piece of angle steel. The injured man, who was awarded $9000 of the fine, was knocked off scaffolding and fell two metres, suffering serious spinal injuries. The company had not fitted any overhead protection to the area where the man was working, despite having agreed to when the issue had been raised by the prime contractor a month before the accident. (Auckland DC, 30 January) 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
General Construction
Risk:
Struck by falling object
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$10000.00
Reparation Amount:
$9000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 49

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