Solly’s Freight (1978) Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
21 March 2014
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$40,000

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Identify the hazard to employees of running the blower/rotary valve while cleaning the trucks.
  2. Ensure a procedure is established for the carrying out of cleaning in a safe manner.
  3. Ensure staff is adequately trained to operate the machinery.

Defendant name:
Solly’s Freight (1978) Limited
 
Industry:
Postal, transport and warehousing
 
Date of offence:
21 March 2014
 
Facts in brief:
Employee had both ankles broken by tailgate of blower truck, then was knocked forward into rotary valve where his hand became trapped and resulted in finger amputation.
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Nelson - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$40,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$35,000