Patton Engineering Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
18 April 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$40,000

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Ensure adequate hazard identification and assessment is made before beam erection work commences.
  2. Ensure the lifting frame used is safe for use (including a system to physically hold the beams on the frame).

 

Defendant name:
Patton Engineering Limited
 
Industry:
Manufacturing
 
Date of offence:
18 April 2013
 
Facts in brief:
Steel beam was being lifted into position, using a forklift and lifting frame. The beam dislodged, striking and killing the victim.
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Napier - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$40,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$70,000