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Department of Labour v Tree Scape Ltd (DC, 13/03/03)

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Defendant:
Treescape
TREESCAPE LTD was fined $750 under s16(1)(a) as a person in control of a place of work after it felled trees alongside State Highway 2 in Waipawa without implementing a traffic management plan. The defendant company used backjacks secured by pulleys to control the direction of fall of the trees, but put out only a single roadside warning sign. The company’s own safety manual required it to have a traffic management plan approved by Transit New Zealand before carrying out work on a state highway. (Auckland DC, March 13) 
Industry:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Sub-Industry:
Forestry and Logging
Risk:
Struck by falling object
Harm:
None
Penalty Amount:
$750.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 81

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