AMCOR Packaging (New Zealand) Limited now Orora Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
28 May 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$39,375

Safety lessons learned:

Implement a traffic management procedure that controlled the hazard of the interaction of forklifts and pedestrians

Defendant name:
AMCOR Packaging (New Zealand) Limited now Orora Limited
 
Industry:
Manufacturing
 
Date of offence:
28 May 2013
 
Facts in brief:
On 28 May 2013, an employee of LRK Trays Limited ("LRK") was struck by a forklift reversing past the place where she was working at a Mount Maunganui site where kiwifruit were being packaged and stored. LRK was contracted by this defendant to provide labour. The victim was an employee of a contractor to this defendant.

The victim suffered serious harm injuries; a fractured ankle and large laceration behind the knee. She had surgery on her injured ankle. Pins were inserted in it and the wound to her leg was stitched up.
 
 
Offence section:
S18(1)(a) Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Tauranga - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$39,375
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000 per offence
 
Reparation:
$6,666 by each defendant (1/3 shares of $20,000)