Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
7 June 2016
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted

Note: preliminary decision on sentencing was delivered by Judge Farish on 12 June 2018
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$240,000

Safety lessons learned:
  • Ensure adequate training and supervision is provided to all workers in the installation of the edge protection system;
  • Ensure that edge protection is properly installed.

Defendant name:
Graham Hill Roofing Limited
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
7 June 2016
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant is a roofing contractor and engaged its co-defendant Luke Martin Roofing Limited to install edge protection and carry out roofing work on a ‘labour only’ basis at a large commercial construction site. The victim was carrying out work on a work trial / work experience basis for Luke Martin Roofing. On the day of the accident five workers were using edge protection provided by the Defendant and installed by Luke Martin Roofing to cross a roof. The victim slipped against the edge protection and it gave way. He fell over 8 metres to the ground and suffered severe injuries.
 
Related prosecutions:
 
Offence section:
Sections 36(1)(a), 48(1) and (2)(c) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
 
Date charged:

Court:
Christchurch - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted

Note: preliminary decision on sentencing was delivered by Judge Farish on 12 June 2018
 
Fine imposed:
$240,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$1,500,000
 
Reparation:
$19,250 for emotional harm and $3,097 for consequential loss