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Department of Labour v R Savory Ltd (DC, 05/10/01)

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Defendant:
R Savory
R SAVORY LTD was fined $6000 under s18(1)(a) after a roofing contractor fell 2.8m through a skylight void covered with thin polythene. He suffered a broken collarbone, laceration and bruising to his head. The company had not warned the contractor about the unguarded skylight voids (there were two), and had not held site coordination meetings to discuss hazards and safe procedures with contractors. (Manukau DC, 5 October) 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
General Construction
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$6000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 72

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