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Department of Labour v Meridian Group (DC, 15/07/98)

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Defendant:
Meridian Group
Construction company MERIDIAN GROUP LTD was fined $1000 on a s18(1)(b) charge that it failed to ensure a contractor was not harmed while doing excavation work. The contractor, who was awarded the entire fine, suffered a crushed right foot, a punctured lung and damaged vertebrae requiring bone grafts when the excavation in which he was working collapsed. The company had been advised only a month before of the danger presented by the excavation. (Auckland DC, 15 July) 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
General Construction
Risk:
Struck by falling object
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$1000.00
Reparation Amount:
$1000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 52

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