Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Prosecution after injury unloading fish

DATE: 23 January TIME: 2.15pm

Prosecution after injury unloading fish

Fishing company Sanford and fish processing company Pelco have each been fined and ordered to pay a total of $10,000 in reparation after pleading guilty to charges under the Health and Safety in Employment Act following a serious hand injury to a Pelco employee working on board a Sanford vessel in December 2011.

The 22-year-old female employee sustained serious injuries to her hand while unloading tuna from the Ocean Breeze at Mt Maunganui Wharf in December 2011.

MNZ prosecuted both companies under the HSE Act 1992 for failing to take all practical steps to ensure the safety of people working on the job.

In the Tauranga District Court yesterday (22 January), Sanford was fined $32,500 and ordered to pay $5000 in reparation to the victim, and Pelco was fined $22,500 and also ordered to pay reparation of $5000.

MNZ Manager Intelligence and Planning Paul Fantham said the prosecution highlighted the importance of ensuring workplace safety on ships.

“This is an excellent result for both MNZ and the victim,” he said. “Both companies had a responsibility under the HSE Act to ensure those working to unload this vessel could do so safely.

“We welcome the guilty pleas which are an acknowledgement that processes should have been better.”

END

Note to media: Maritime New Zealand will not be naming the victim in this case.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: Leighton-Led WGP To Build, Manage Transmission Gully

The Wellington Gateway Partnership, led by a unit of ASX-listed Leighton Holdings, has won the $1 billion contract to build the Transmission Gully road north of Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news