Tree Adventures Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
3 March 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$24,500

Safety lessons learned:

Provide a secondary independent point of attachment, such as requiring participants to use a carabineer and lanyard to attach their safety harnesses to the wire.

Defendant name:
Tree Adventures Limited
 
Industry:
Adventure activities
 
Date of offence:
3 March 2013
 
Facts in brief:
Defendant operated high ropes activity courses. A participant incorrectly attached his pulley to a wire and fell from a 13 metre platform and was killed.
 
Offence section:
S16(2)(b)(i) Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Waitakere - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$24,500
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$80,000