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Department of Labour v Donaghys Industries Ltd (DC, 16/10/02)

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Defendant:
Donaghys Industries
DONAGHYS INDUSTRIES LTD was fined $7500 on each of two charges brought under ss.6 and 7(1)(a) after an employee died in a fall from an elevated work platform. The platform, which was 2.5m from the ground, had been built onto a large knitting machine. Side guards had been fitted around the platform next to the machine, but the area from which the victim fell was unguarded because it was not believed to be a hazard. (Christchurch DC, 16 October.) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Leather Manufacturing
Risk:
Vehicle - mobile plant (eg forklift, platform)
Fall from height
Harm:
Death
Penalty Amount:
$15000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 78

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