Jun 16th 2023
New Zealand tour company pleads guilty to safety breaches after volcano eruption
A tour company has pleaded guilty to two charges under several sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 following the Whakaari/White Island eruption.
“The significance of these pleas can’t be understated. The survivors and the families of those tourists and workers who died or were seriously harmed will carry this impact for the rest of their lives. They are always at the front of our minds,” says WorkSafe Chief Executive Phil Parkes.
WorkSafe NZ laid the charges following the December 2019 incident that killed 22 people including 14 Australians.
Read the full story on the WorkSafe New Zealand website.
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