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Department of Labour v Port Nelson Ltd (DC, 14/08/02)

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Defendant:
Port Nelson
PORT NELSON LTD was fined $12,000 under s6 after an employee suffered fatal injuries when he fell from an elevated work platform onto a concrete floor. The dead man had been working from the platform, removing lights inside a cool store. A forklift knocked the work platform, causing it to topple sideways and throwing the worker to the ground. The judge awarded $10,000 to the victim’s estate, noting that the fine would have been much higher if the defendant had not already made a large ex gratia payment to the estate. (Nelson DC, 14 August) 
Industry:
Transport and Storage
Sub-Industry:
Services to Transport
Risk:
Vehicle - mobile plant (eg forklift, platform)
Fall from height
Harm:
Death
Penalty Amount:
$12000.00
Reparation Amount:
$10000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 77

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