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Health and Safety Inspector v Holden Farms Ltd (DC, 11/03/14)

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Defendant:
Holden Farms Ltd
HOLDEN FARMS LTD was fined $28,125 and ordered to pay reparation of $75,000 after a farm hand was killed when his quad bike rolled on top of him while he was riding up a steep slope mustering cattle. The area had been identified as a hazard but the company had not told its staff not to ride quad bikes there. The bike was also carrying 20 litres of liquid in a sprayer, which could have affected its stability (Tokoroa District Court, 11 March 2014). 
Industry:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Sub-Industry:
Agriculture
Risk:
Vehicle - offroad (eg ATV, tractor)
Harm:
Death
Penalty Amount:
$103125.00
Reparation Amount:
$75000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 144

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