2015-C

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
29 August 2014
 
Plea:
Not Guilty
 
Decision:
Withdrawn
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
Not applicable

Safety lessons learned:

Not applicable

Defendant name:
2015-C
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
29 August 2014
 
Facts in brief:
The defendant is an on-hire labour company and was contracted to supply temporary labour hire on a construction project.

The victim was employed as a welder and was assigned by the defendant to work for an engineering company erecting structural steel framework.

On the day of the incident, the victim was assisting other workers with some rigging work at height. The victim was wearing a fall restraint harness but had not attached it to a safety point. The victim fell four meters from the partly-constructed walkway to the ground below.

The victim suffered bilateral wrist fractures, left radial head fracture, bilateral epistaxis (acute haemorrhage from the nasal cavity), a cheek bone fracture and a chin laceration. The victim has reduced movement with tender bilateral wrists.
 
Related prosecutions:
 
Offence section:
Section 6 and section 50(1)(a) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act
 
Date charged:

Court:
Christchurch - District Court
 
Plea:
Not Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Withdrawn
 
Fine imposed:
Not applicable
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
Not applicable