WorkSafe is warning the construction industry that it is unacceptable for workers to continue being harmed from the well-known risk of working at height.
Lindsay Whyte Painters and Decorators Ltd was sentenced today in the Oamaru District Court after a worker fell 2.8 metres, from a roof with no edge protection, through a glass table onto concrete in April 2016. Two workers were on the roof and exposed to the risk of fall.
WorkSafe’s investigation found that the business had failed to identify the risk of a fall, failed to put any fall protection in place and did not ensure workers were trained and instructed in working at height.
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