Solly’s Freight (1978) Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
27 August 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$52,000

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Identify the hazard to employees of running the blower/rotary valve while cleaning the trucks. 
  2. Ensure a procedure is established for the carrying out of cleaning in a safe manner
  3. Ensure that the employees are adequately trained for cleaning the blower truck
  4. Ensure appropriate emergency procedures are in place

Defendant name:
Solly’s Freight (1978) Limited
 
Industry:
Postal, transport and warehousing
 
Date of offence:
27 August 2013
 
Facts in brief:
Victim was supervising a rock crusher machine. He reached up and brushed debris from the conveyor belt at the tail pulley end. His gloves caught in the tail pulley and his arm was dragged into the machine. The victim suffered crushing injuries, fractured humerus and dislocated shoulder.
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Nelson - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$52,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$15,000