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Department of Labour v Thrillseekers Adventures Ltd (DC, 04/05/11)

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Defendant:
Thrillseekers Adventures Ltd
Thrillseekers Adventures Ltd was fined $34,875 and ordered to pay reparations of $6125 under s16(2)(b)(i) following an incident where an Australian tourist fell up to 12m into a one metre deep river bed. During the upswing of the jump she lost her left shoe and both of the bungy cord ankle straps slipped towards her heels. During the downswing her right shoe slipped off and both ankles straps lived over her ankles and off her feet. She suffered a torn spleen, lacerations to her forehead, a fractures should and a 30cam cut down her arm. She was hospitalised for over two weeks, has limited mobility and requires ongoing treatment ( Rangiora DC, May 4). 
Industry:
Cultural and Recreational Services
Sub-Industry:
Sport and Recreation
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$41000.00
Reparation Amount:
$6125.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 129

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