10 Sep 2014

Firm to pay fine over employee fall

2:12 pm on 10 September 2014

A court has ordered an Auckland construction firm to pay a total of $40,000 after the employee of a subcontractor fell from a height of five metres last year.

North Shore District Court convicted CMP Construction of health and safety breaches, fining it $30,000 and ordering it to pay $10,000 in reparation after Mohammad Ouzoun suffered multiple fractures in the accident.

Mr Ouzoun also had significant head injuries after the fall and suffered ongoing medical problems including headaches and amnesia.

Worksafe New Zealand said fall protection equipment including mobile scaffolds, a scissor lift and 30 fall-arrest bean bags were available at the site, but were not used.