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Department of Labour v Wrightson Ltd (DC, 09/06/00)

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Defendant:
Wrightson
WRIGHTSON LTD, trading as WRIGHTSON WOOL, was fined $7500 under s15 after a truck driver delivering wool bales was struck by a falling bale dislodged by an employee using a forklift. A similar incident had occurred less than six months earlier, prompting the company and its staff to prepare safety instructions for visiting drivers regarding loading and unloading. However, the document had not been distributed by the time of the second incident. The injured driver, who was hospitalised for three days, was awarded $1500. (Christchurch DC, 9 June) 
Industry:
Wholesale Trade
Sub-Industry:
Basic Material Wholesaling
Risk:
Vehicle - mobile plant (eg forklift, platform)
Struck by falling object
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$7500.00
Reparation Amount:
$1500.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 65

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