Murray J McLauchlan & Co Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
31 July 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$18,750

Safety lessons learned:
  • Ensure that all workers have a safe working methodology to conduct the work on the roof of the building

Defendant name:
Murray J McLauchlan & Co Limited
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
31 July 2013
 
Facts in brief:
Murray J McLauchlan & Co Limited is a company specialising in plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying services. Murray J McLauchlan & Co Limited had been a preferred contractor for a number of years and had carried out many plumbing maintenance or repair jobs.

Two employees were working on a roof within close proximity to two sky lights. The victim was attempting to untangle a hose when he stepped forward onto the skylight and fell 6 metres into the workshop below. The victim suffered a broken clavicle.
 
Related prosecutions:
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Hutt Valley - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$18,750
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$6,250