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Court Summary - at a glance

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Withdrawn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

Safety lessons learned:

Not applicable

Defendant name:
2015-A
 
Industry:
Forestry
 
Date of offence:
16 January 2014
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant company is a forestry management company who engaged B & R Logging Partnership for logging work at Tirosh Estate Limited. The Defendant company's crew were not qualified to carry out machine assisted tree felling. The victim was struck by the butt of a tree that was being felled, as he was retreating to a safe zone. The victim was fatally injured.
 
Offence section:
S18 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

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Withdrawn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