W. Goile Roofing Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
26 February 2014
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$45,000

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Workers must be wearing a harness and be secured to an anchor point when working from height.
  2. Employer must ensure edge protection is available and in place.

Defendant name:
W. Goile Roofing Limited
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
26 February 2014
 
Facts in brief:
The victim, employed by the Defendant company, was harmed while working fitting iron at a kindergarten site. The victim was crewing off the roof iron when he fell 2.5m to the ground below. The victim sustained harm to his tendons and lacerations on his right wrist after falling onto a sheet of iron.
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Whanganui - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$45,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$3,000