Andrew James Currier

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
11 April 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$4,000

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Use document inspection checklists and record inspections of scaffolding as recommended in AS/NZS 4576:1995 and the Best Practice Guidelines for Scaffolding in New Zealand.
  2. Ensure any alterations are adequately inspected and the scaffold to be recertified as safe to use by a scaffolder holding a current Certificate of Competence.
  3. Ensure the scaffold erection and inspection record (scafftag) was removed when the unauthorised alterations were observed and not put back on until recertified as safe to use by a scaffolder holding a current Certificate of Competence

Defendant name:
Andrew James Currier
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
11 April 2013
 
Facts in brief:
Employee fell 3m from unstable scaffolding set up by the defendant the day prior to the accident. The scaffolding landed on the employee, he suffered three fractures to his lower left leg, dislocation and soft tissue damage. The injuries required surgery.
 
Offence section:
S19(b) Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Dunedin - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$4,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$6,450.75 plus court costs of $130 and prosecution costs of $500