LRK Trays Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
2013-05-28
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
39375

Safety lessons learned:

Implement traffic management procedure that would control the hazard of the interaction of forklifts and pedestrians.

Defendant name:
LRK Trays Limited
 
Industry:
Manufacturing
 
Date of offence:
2013-05-28
 
Facts in brief:
On 28 May 2013, an employee of LRK Trays Limited ("LRK") was struck by a forklift reversing past the place where she was working at a Mount Maunganui site where kiwifruit were being packaged and stored. LRK was contracted by this defendant to provide labour. The victim was an employee of a contractor to this defendant.

The victim suffered serious harm injuries; a fractured ankle and large laceration behind the knee. She had surgery on her injured ankle. Pins were inserted in it and the wound to her leg was stitched up.
 
 
Offence section:
S18(1)(a) Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Tauranga - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Guilty
 
Fine imposed:
39375
 
Maximum fine available:
250000
 
Reparation:
$6,666.00 (1/3 shares of $20,000 by each defendant)