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Department of Labour v W Wiggins (DC, 16/02/01)

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Defendant:
W Wiggins
Importer and wholesaler W WIGGINS LTD was fined $1500 under s6 after an employee fell to from the forks of a forklift while attempting to retrieve a roll of fabric from a rack. He had been climbing up the rack's metal frames when a passing forklift driver offered him a lift up. The racks had been positioned too closely for the forklift to gain easy access, and a courier was waiting. The judge said the injured man, whose skull was fractured in seven places, had contributed to the incident. He was awarded $500. (Manukau DC, 16 February) 
Industry:
Wholesale Trade
Sub-Industry:
Basic Material Wholesaling
Risk:
Vehicle - mobile plant (eg forklift, platform)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$1500.00
Reparation Amount:
$500.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 67

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