Victor Davis

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
20 February 2014
 
Plea:
Not Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted, Appeal Dismissed
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$20,000

Safety lessons learned:

Not applicable.

Defendant name:
Victor Davis
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
20 February 2014
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant was working on the construction of a house.

A Health and Safety Inspector saw what appeared to be unsafe scaffolding on the building site. The Defendant refused to give his name or discuss the scaffolding and ordered the Inspector off the property. The Inspector later returned to the site to establish whether the site was a workplace and to make further enquiries as to the safety of the scaffolding.

The Defendant refused to answer any questions on the basis that it was his own home.
 
Offence section:
Sections 48(a) and 50(1)(b) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Palmerston North - High Court
 
Plea:
Not Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted, Appeal Dismissed
 
Fine imposed:
$20,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
Not applicable.