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Department of Labour v Fruit Packers (HB) Co-Operative Ltd (DC, 14/06/02)

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Defendant:
Fruit Packers (HB) Co-Operative
FRUIT PACKERS (HB) CO-OPERATIVE LTD was fined $7000 under s.6, $1000 under s.7(1)(a) and $300 under s.26(1) after an employee fell 3.2m from an unprotected mezzanine floor at its Whakatu warehouse, suffering multiple fractures to both feet and impacted heels (he was awarded $7000). The hazard posed to regular mezzanine floor workers had not been identified, and the company removed the pallet the injured worker was moving before OSH arrived. (Hastings DC, 14 June) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Food, Beverage and Tobacco
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$7300.00
Reparation Amount:
$7000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 76

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