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Department of Labour v Akita Construction (DC, 14/04/99)

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Defendant:
Akita Construction
AKITA CONSTRUCTION was fined $6250 under s16(1)(b)(4) of the HSE Act as the entity in control of a workplace when a contractor’s employee fell 5m from a ladder placed on scaffolding at a residential building site. A mobile scaffold with suitable access ladders or other suitable means should have been provided to paint the chimney. The injured man, who fractured an ankle, was awarded $3000. (Auckland DC, 14 April 1999) See also Benson Benson 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
General Construction
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$6250.00
Reparation Amount:
$3000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 61

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