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Department of Labour v JK's World of Golf Ltd (DC, 31/10/03)

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Defendant:
JK's World of Golf
JK’S WORLD OF GOLF LTD was fined $250 under s25(1) and had $2500 in reparations awarded under s16(2) after a nine-year-old boy was struck on the head by a golf ball at a public driving range run by the company. There were no screens in place to prevent patrons being struck by balls from neighbouring booths. The boy suffered concussion and a haematoma behind his ear, and was kept in hospital under observation for several hours. (Manukau DC, 31 October.) 
Industry:
Cultural and Recreational Services
Sub-Industry:
Sport and Recreation
Risk:
Struck by falling object
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$2750.00
Reparation Amount:
$2500.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 85

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