Foley Family Wines Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
23 April 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$30,000

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Ensure correct method for using the net winding machine is followed as set out in the owners’ manual.
  2. All persons are adequately trained in the use of the machine.
  3. All persons are to be adequately supervised while using the machine.

Defendant name:
Foley Family Wines Limited
 
Industry:
Agriculture
 
Date of offence:
23 April 2013
 
Facts in brief:
Employee's arm was caught in a net winding machine on a vineyard. Employee suffered a broken ulna and radius bones, tendon damage and required skin grafts.
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Masterton - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$30,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$12,000