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A worker who was paralysed in a four metre fall and will never walk again has been awarded over $400,000 in reparations and consequential loss.

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Working on slopes is a daily challenge for many New Zealand businesses navigating undulating terrain. WorkSafe says that a sentencing decision released this week in Wellington District Court is a reminder to all businesses working outdoors that things can go wrong, with tragic outcomes.

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Both the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Major Hazard Facility Regulations 2016 have duties for operators of Major Hazard Facilities to notify certain events to WorkSafe.


WorkSafe has filed charges following an investigation into a gas explosion in a house on Marble Court, Northwood, Christchurch in July last year.

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