L & L Marriott Holdings Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
29 July 2014, 30 July 2014 and 24 September 2014
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$15,000

Safety lessons learned:

Not applicable. 

Defendant name:
L & L Marriott Holdings Limited
 
Industry:
Retail
 
Date of offence:
29 July 2014, 30 July 2014 and 24 September 2014
 
Facts in brief:
L & L Marriott Holdings Limited operates a vehicle panel beating and spray painting business.

On 14 March 2014 a WorkSafe Inspector visited the Defendant’s premises and saw a worker spray painting with fumes clearly visible. There was no method of removing the paint fumes and, furthermore, there was unsafe electrical sources present causing the risk of fire. The worker was not using an appropriate mask respiration system and another worker was seen to be walking in the area of those fumes with no protective clothing.

A prohibition notice, prohibiting all spray painting, was issued to the Defendant on 25 March 2014. The Defendant was informed that a complaint spray boot would mitigate the hazard.

The Defendant subsequently breached the prohibition notice on three occasions.
 
Offence section:
Section 43 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Nelson - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$15,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$0