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Tractors are an integral part of farm businesses, but they have also killed 30 New Zealanders in the last six years WorkSafe is warning farmers that they are legally required to have an effective way of identifying and managing the risks involved in their work on farms – including the risks involved in the use of vehicles. Continue →
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The construction industry must take heed of an unexpected spike in serious injuries, says Site Safe Chief Executive Brett Murray Figures released by Statistics NZ revealed there were 72 serious work-related injuries in construction last year, up from just 45 in 2016. Continue →
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Rotorua-based logging operator Cropp Logging has been sentenced in the Tauranga District Court after an incident where a worker was struck by a tumbling log The worker was on his first day on a forestry site in Rangiuru working as head breaker-out when the incident occurred in March 2017. Continue →
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Automated gates pose serious health and safety risks – especially those not fitted with safety devices to guard against injury as the gate opens and closes WorkSafe has issued an automated gate safety alert following a serious incident in which a child was injured by a set of automated gates. Continue →
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WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking from glass supply and glazing company Woods Glass (New Zealand) Limited The acceptance follows an incident in January 2017 when a worker’s leg was crushed in machinery The worker was injured when the glass cutting machine he was working with jammed. Continue →
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A young boy’s lucky escape after he fell from a quad bike and was run over by the equipment being towed behind it serves as a timely reminder for farmers and families to ensure they are keeping kids off adult-sized quad bikes, as riders or passengers WorkSafe says Small farming company Greystone Holdings Limited was sentenced in Wellington District Court after an incident that occurred in July 2016, when a six-year-old was visiting the 60-acre farm owned by his grandparents during school holidays. Continue →
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A major freight distribution and logistics company has been fined more than half a million dollars after an incident involving a forklift that left a man fatally injured Toll Networks (NZ) Limited was sentenced in the Auckland District Court after a worker was crushed to death by falling pallets that were being moved from a train wagon by forklift in September 2016. Continue →
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The importance of risk assessments and implementing appropriate controls was a dominant message in a recent health and safety sentencing The Whangarei District Court recently released their sentencing decision after Avon Industries appeared in court for sentencing in February. Continue →
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The tortilla oven that crushed and burned a worker’s hand and arm in November 2016 had multiple sources of risk, WorkSafe found The worker was cooking tortillas in a commercial tortilla press and oven when a Miller Foods Limited, trading as Remarkable Tortillas, was sentenced in the Queenstown District Court following an incident that left a worker’s arm trapped in an oven that was aflame. Continue →
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New Zealand workplaces still aren’t getting it right despite having been required to adequately guard machinery since the Machinery Act 1950 came into force Two recent sentencings in Invercargill District Court graphically illustrate the gruesome injuries that can be inflicted by inadequately guarded machinery. Continue →
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Safety gear is no good when it is sitting in your vehicle – and it needs to be used properly That’s the lesson following the sentencing of Stumpmaster Limited in the North Shore District Court. Continue →
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