Greenway Developments Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
13 May 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$25,000

Safety lessons learned:

Ensure that an effective means of fall protection is in place and used.

Defendant name:
Greenway Developments Limited
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
13 May 2013
 
Facts in brief:
The defendant company was engaged to construct a residential home and engaged a building contractor to work at the site. On 13 May 2013, the contractor amongst other workers was erecting trusses for the construction of the garage.

The truss was heavy due to it being waterlogged. As it was being maneuvered into position by sliding it along the top plate, the apex pivoted and the truss slipped off the top plate. As the truss slipped, the contractor lost his balance and fell from the top plate to the ground.

Contractor suffered fractured wrist and jaw when he fell off the roof.
 
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:
$25,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$5,000