Style Construction Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
16 March 2017
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$100,000

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Adequately assess the risks the void poised to workers;
  2. Ensure that the void was blocked off or installed a swing-gate;
  3. Develop, implement and communicate to workers and monitor the effectiveness of an adequate system to identify, assess and manage risk, including risks associated with working at height.

Defendant name:
Style Construction Limited
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
16 March 2017
 
Facts in brief:
A worker sustained traumatic brain injury and fractures to his skull and right arm when he fell 3.4 metres through an open void while working on a residential construction site.
 
Offence section:
Sections 48(1) and 2(c), and 36(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
 
Date charged:

Court:
Auckland - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$100,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$1,500,000
 
Reparation:
$30,000 for emotional harm already paid by the defendant, assessed by the Court as appropriate figure and $12,853,51 for consequential loss