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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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