2012-B

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
6 December 2012
 
Plea:
Not guilty
 
Decision:
Dismissed
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
Not applicable

Safety lessons learned:

Not applicable

Defendant name:
2012-B
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
6 December 2012
 
Facts in brief:
The defendant company was engaged to arrange and complete all concrete work on sites for Hobsonville School – namely a primary and secondary school. The defendant company engaged another company to arrange, install and erect the concrete precast panels for the theatre building.

On 6 December 2012 at approximately 12.15pm a wind storm struck the Hobsonville Schools project site. During the storm, concrete precast panels collapsed.

A number of precast panels collapsed onto a truck at the work site, killing its occupant and two others who were sheltering by the truck at the time. A fourth person was able to climb out of the cab of the truck and suffered injury to his head as a result.
 
Related prosecutions:
 
Offence section:
Ss 6 and 15 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Auckland - District Court
 
Plea:
Not guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Dismissed
 
Fine imposed:
Not applicable
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000 per charge
 
Reparation:
Not applicable