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Department of Labour v Awatere Contracting Ltd (DC, 10/08/05)

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Defendant:
Awatere Contracting Ltd
AWATERE CONTRACTING LTD was fined a total of $4000 on two s6 charges and ordered to pay $1500 in reparations after an ATV that was being used to haul a trailer of rocks rolled down a bank. The company was contracted to clear rocks from a vineyard. One employee would drive the ATV while another rode on the back. As the ATV was negotiating a downhill track, the driver lost control, the trailer jack-knifed, and the vehicle went over a steep bank. The passenger, who managed to jump clear, suffered a sprained thumb, while the driver suffered fractures to his scapula and ribs ( Blenheim DC, August 10). 
Industry:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Sub-Industry:
Services to Agriculture; Hunting and Trapping
Risk:
Vehicle - offroad (eg ATV, tractor)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$5500.00
Reparation Amount:
$1500.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 96

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