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Department of Labour v Capital Glass Company Ltd (DC, 19/07/00)

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Defendant:
Capital Glass Company
CAPITAL GLASS COMPANY LTD was fined $8000 under s6 of the HSE Act after a part-time employee fell 8m while crawling across an unsecured ladder spanning the gap between the roofs of two houses. The company had not identified the fall hazard, provided fall restraint or arrest equipment, identified safe access and anchor points, and provided competent supervision. The injured man, who suffered abrasions and a compression fracture, was awarded $6000. (Wellington DC, 19 July 2000) 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
Construction Trade Services
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$8000.00
Reparation Amount:
$6000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 66

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