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Company fined $8,300 after worker harmed

Company fined $8,300 after worker harmed

A Hawke's Bay company was sentenced today after being prosecuted by the Occupational Safety and Health Service (OSH).

Fruit Packers (HB) Cooperative Limited were sentenced to pay $8,300 after a worker sustained multiple fractures to both feet after falling over three metres on to a concrete floor.

$7000 went to the victim.

"In this case the worker lost his balance and fell off the unguarded edge of a mezzanine floor to the concrete ground below," said Murray Thomson, Service Manager, Hawke's Bay-East Coast, OSH.

"The company failed to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of its employee.

"There were no suitable means in place to prevent employees from falling onto the concrete floor.

"Everyone has the right to go to work and be safe. Companies must ensure that workplace hazards are identified and controlled correctly, and that their safety systems are constantly reviewed and updated."

ENDS


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