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Department of Labour v Bay of Islands Roofing Ltd (DC, 09/12/10)

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Defendant:
Bay of Islands Roofing
Bay of Island Roofing Ltd was fined $10,000 under s6 after an employee fell while laying rubber membrane. The man lost his balance on a scaffolding plank, which had skewed, and fell back through a suspended ceiling 2.7m to the carpeted floor, breaking eight ribs. The DoL said a temporary guard railing or edge protection was required, or the covering of voids with thick sheets of plywood or scaffold planks (Whangarei DC, November 15). 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
General Construction
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$10000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 126

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