Major Nelson

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
26 March 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$15,000

Safety lessons learned:

Establish the location of workers before moving a Timberjack machine into the work area. Ensure all workers are aware of movements in the work area.

Defendant name:
Major Nelson
 
Industry:
Forestry
 
Date of offence:
26 March 2013
 
Facts in brief:
The defendant while at work in the Waione forest felled a tree that struck and fatally injured a fellow employee.
 
Offence section:
S19(b) Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

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