Phillip Andrew Jones and Maria Anna Carlson (in partnership)

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
Two incidents on 29 March 2012 and 23 August 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$30,000 (apportioned equally between two convictions)

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Ensure all staff wear the helmets while riding a quad bike in their place of work; and
  2. Ensure that staff did not carry passengers while using a single seat quad bike, especially children.

Defendant name:
Phillip Andrew Jones and Maria Anna Carlson (in partnership)
 
Industry:
Agriculture
 
Date of offence:
Two incidents on 29 March 2012 and 23 August 2013
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendants work and live on a farm for a share-milking partnership. They own two quadbikes.

On the dates above, Ms Carlson had been seen riding on quad bikes without a helmet and with children (also not wearing helmets) on the quad bike.

NB: This was appealed by the Defendants and the fine was reduced from a total of $40,000 to $30,000.
 
Related prosecutions:
 
Offence section:
S17 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Blenheim - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$30,000 (apportioned equally between two convictions)
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$0