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Department of Labour v Touchdown Productions Ltd (DC, 12/05/04)

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Defendant:
Touchdown Productions
TOUCHDOWN PRODUCTIONS LTD was fined $30,000 under s15 and ordered to pay reparations of $35,000 after a contestant in a television game show being made by the defendant was seriously burned by a pyrotechnic device which exploded beneath him. At the end of a day’s filming a last minute decision was made to include the contestant in a final shot, although the safety officer had already left the site. The injured man was instructed to move along a lane towards the pyrotechnic device, which was to be detonated as he approached. He was not given the protective clothing or fire retardant gel that had been used during earlier filming, and an instruction to move more quickly put him too close to the explosive device when it was detonated. He suffered second and third degree burns to his hands, arm and flank. Charges against the company’s directors, JULIE CLAIRE MOLLOY CHRISTIE and DARRYL KENNETH McEWEN, were withdrawn when the company pleaded guilty (Warkworth DC, May 12). 
Industry:
Communication Services
Sub-Industry:
Communication Services
Risk:
Burns/explosion
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$65000.00
Reparation Amount:
$35000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 87

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