ABB Maintenance Services Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
2013-09-12
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
31500

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Provide appropriate instruction to staff who are directing and coordinating the work of contractors to identify hazards during a shutdown and to communicate those to contractors under their direction and supervision; and
  2. Provide appropriate training of staff that are directing and coordinating the work of contractors in identifying hazards during a shutdown and in communicating those hazards to the contractors under their direction.

Defendant name:
ABB Maintenance Services Limited
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
2013-09-12
 
Facts in brief:
Employee’s leg crushed by gantry crane during a lift of a Felt Roll while following hand signals from the employee. During the course of the operation a roll doctor, a large fabricated metal beam (which the victim was unaware was not bolted down properly) was pulled off its plinth landing on employee’s right leg.
 
Offence section:
S15 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Rotorua - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
31500
 
Maximum fine available:
250000
 
Reparation:
$50,000.00