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Health and Safety Inspector v R & S Dreaver Shelter Trimmers Ltd (DC, 28/02/14)

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Defendant:
R & S Dreaver Shelter Trimmers Ltd
R&S DREAVER SHELTER TRIMMERS LTD was fined $52,500 – reduced to $25,000 based on the company’s financial circumstances – and ordered to pay reparation of $55,000 after an employee suffered fatal head injuries when a dead tree he was helping bring down fell apart. He had made chainsaw cuts into the tree and then retreated to a safety zone so that a colleague could use a grappling hook and excavator to bring the tree down. He then moved towards the tree and was struck by debris. He had only been on the job for six days and had never worked in tree felling. He was inadequately supervised and the hazards of the job had not been properly managed (New Plymouth DC, 14 February 2014). 
Industry:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Sub-Industry:
Forestry and Logging
Risk:
Struck by falling object
Harm:
Death
Penalty Amount:
$80000.00
Reparation Amount:
$55000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 144

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