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Department of Labour v Harwood (DC, 21/05/03)

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Defendant:
Dalwyn Bruce Harwood
DALWYN BRUCE HARWOOD was fined $500 under s.19(b) after a co-worker was struck by a tree he had felled. The tree remained upright when it was cut and the defendant was intending to fell a neighbouring tree to drive it down. He stopped work to allow his co-workers into the area to remove trees that had already been felled. A gust of wind dislodged the cut tree, which struck one of them, causing multiple injuries. (Nelson DC, 21 May) 
Industry:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Sub-Industry:
Forestry and Logging
Risk:
Struck by falling object
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$500.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 82

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