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Department of Labour v Bay Waterproofing Ltd (DC, 19/01/07)

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Defendant:
Bay Waterproofing Ltd
BAY WATERPROOFING LTD was fined $10,000 under s6 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after an employee died in a 10 metre fall from an unguarded roof. The victim was applying waterproof fabric to the roof of a building under construction when he apparently became unwell and attempted to sit down on a parapet. He lost his balance and fell backwards off the roof, suffering serious injuries, and died in hospital later that day ( Whangarei DC, January 19). 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
Construction Trade Services
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Death
Penalty Amount:
$25000.00
Reparation Amount:
$15000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 103

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