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Department of Labour v Pickering (DC, 05/09/02)

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Defendant:
Grant Alexander Pickering
A bushman was fined $250 on each of two charges under s.19 after trees landed across a public road, and he drop-started his chainsaw when cutting them up for removal. GRANT ALEXANDER PICKERING had been instructed to fell a forest block, but unknowingly began work closer to the road than was intended. When a tree within two tree lengths of the roadway became hung up, he felled another to knock it clear and both dropped onto the road. A motorist who helped Pickering clear the logs from the road saw him start his chainsaw using an unsafe drop-start method three times during the clean-up operation. (Masterton DC, 5 September) 
Industry:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Sub-Industry:
Forestry and Logging
Risk:
Struck by falling object
Harm:
None
Penalty Amount:
$500.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 77

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