Duco Engineering Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
28 March 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$2,000

Safety lessons learned:

Not applicable 

Defendant name:
Duco Engineering Limited
 
Industry:
Manufacturing
 
Date of offence:
28 March 2013
 
Facts in brief:
On 28 March 2013, an employee of the company suffered serious harm while carrying out a welding job to strengthen the framework of a “lean-to” roof at the front of the workshop building. For reasons unrelated to the company, the employee chose to perform the task from an uncertified and unsecured cage held by a forklift. The employee’s weight tilted the cage to the side, and the cage was dislodged from the forklift and fell to the floor. The employee managed to remain inside the cage, but two of his fingers got crushed on the way down, probably as a result of the falling cage hitting a pole or some other equipment before hitting the ground.
 
Offence section:
S25(3) Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Napier - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$2,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$0