Auckland Drum Sustainability Services Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
16 August 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$25,375

Safety lessons learned:

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Defendant name:
Auckland Drum Sustainability Services Limited
 
Industry:
Manufacturing
 
Date of offence:
16 August 2013
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant provides collection and supply services for “hard to recycle” packaging, including steel drums.

The victim was cleaning one of the rollers on a “lock seamer” machine. This machine seals the tops or bottoms onto steel drums. The Defendant’s standard procedure was to clean to rollers by hand while they were rotating.
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Waitakere - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$25,375
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$10,000 plus reinstatement of leave entitlements and Court costs of $132.89