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Department of Labour v Te Amo (DC, 05/10/05)

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Defendant:
Barry Moriehu Te Amo
Two companies and a director were convicted on seven charges under the HSE Act following a Department of Labour investigation into an accident involving a truck-mounted crane. 
Construction company John Jones Steel Ltd was fined a total of $22,000 - $4000 each on two s6 charges relating to use of unsafe crane trucks, $2000 each on two s13(b) charges for failing to train the crane operator, and $10,000 on an additional s6 charge for allowing an employee to work at height without fall protection (Christchurch DC, December 20). 
In a separate hearing Barry Moriehu Te Amo, a director of Te Amo Holdings Ltd, was fined $4000 under s56 for allowing himself, as an employee, to work at height without fall protection. His company, Te Amo Holdings Ltd, was fined $1000 under r10(1)(a) of the HSE (Pressure Equipment, Cranes and Passenger Ropeways) Regulations as the owner of a truck-mounted crane that had a number of faults ( Christchurch DC, October 5). 
When a John Jones’ employee was injured while using a crane truck, a Department of Labour visit to the companies’ work site found Te Amo and a John Jones employee on a steel beam 10m in the air. Further investigation also found faults with the crane trucks that were owned by both companies and operated by John Jones. 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
General Construction
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
None
Penalty Amount:
$4000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 98

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