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Department of Labour v McDermond Plumbing & Gasfitting (DC, 08/06/06)

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Defendant:
McDermond Plumbing & Gasfitting
MCDERMOND PLUMBING & GASFITTING LTD was fined $10,000 under s6 and ordered to pay $15,000 in reparations to an employee who suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries when he fell 8.2 metres through brittle asbestos cement roofing. The injured man was one of four employees working on the roof, but none had been provided with fall arrest equipment. The company director, who was on site when the fall occurred, was also charged in relation to the incident, but the charge was withdrawn in response to the company’s guilty plea ( Auckland DC, June 8). 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
Construction Trade Services
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$25000.00
Reparation Amount:
$15000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 101

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