Jul 17th 2023
Three companies plead guilty over White Island volcanic eruption
Three helicopter tour operators have recently entered guilty pleas to amended charges following the 2019 Whakaari White Island eruption.
WorkSafe filed charges against the three companies after a nearly 12 month-long investigation.
“The survivors, and the family and whānau of those who passed, will be in many people’s thoughts today,” says WorkSafe Chief Executive Phil Parkes. “Whakaari was an absolute tragedy, and we remember everyone who was impacted.”
“These pleas acknowledge the processes that should have been in place to look after people’s health and safety on the day Whakaari erupted.”
Six companies charged by WorkSafe in relation to the incident have now pleaded guilty to health and safety charges.
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