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Department of Labour v Conslab Ltd (DC, 14/04/11)

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Defendant:
Conslab Limited
Conslab Limited was fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $15,000 under s15 of the HSE Act when a man was thrown 2.5m into the air while attempting to act as a counter weight to a tipping bobcat. An employee of the company was using the bobcat to unload blocks weighing up to 2 tonnes, when the bobcat’s maximum capacity was 815kg. The injured man, who landed on the cab of the bobcat before falling to the ground suffered fractures to hi his wrist and two ribs, and cut his head ( Auckland DC, April 14, 2011). 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
General Construction
Risk:
Vehicle - mobile plant (eg forklift, platform)
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$55000.00
Reparation Amount:
$15000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 128

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