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Company director ordered to pay reparations after Auckland painter dies in roof fall

Aug 1st 2022

Company director ordered to pay reparations after Auckland painter dies in roof fall

An Auckland businessman has been sentenced for violating workplace safety laws after a painter he had hired fell from a roof in June 2020.

The Manukau District Court ordered the businessman to pay reparations of $100,000 to the victim’s family.

The businessman was the sole director of the company that had hired the painter. The company was put into liquidation less than two months after the incident and so the businessman was charged for failing in his duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

A WorkSafe investigation found that no measures were put in place to prevent the worker from falling from the roof.

To read the full story, visit the WorkSafe New Zealand website.

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