Corboy Forest Management Limited (in Liquidation)

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
3 March 2016
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
Not applicable.

Safety lessons learned:
  • Mark out a safe area and ensure that it is used; and
  • Provide employees with an effective means of communication.

Defendant name:
Corboy Forest Management Limited (in Liquidation)
 
Industry:
Forestry
 
Date of offence:
3 March 2016
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant company (now in liquidation) was a forest harvesting company.

The victim was employed by the Defendant. On the day of the incident, the victim was operating a log skidder dragging extracted logs. During an extraction of a log, a boulder was dislodged and rolled down a hill where it collided with the skidder. The skidder rolled down the hill with the victim inside.

The victim suffered a large laceration to the top of his head, multiple facial fractures and severe nerve damage to his face.
 
Offence section:
Sections 6 and 50(1)(a) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Taumarunui - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
Not applicable.
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$41,010.51