May 31st 2022
WorkSafe NZ accepts enforceable undertakings from two construction companies
Two construction companies have escaped prosecution after WorkSafe NZ accepted their enforceable undertakings following the death of a cyclist in October 2019.
The cyclist died after being struck by a truck entering a construction site.
A WorkSafe investigation found the companies had no traffic management plan, thus putting members of the public at risk.
“Enforceable undertakings require a commitment from the businesses and organisations involved to improve health and safety within their business, industry and community,” says WorkSafe’s Head of Specialist Interventions Dr Catherine Gardner.
“Both companies in this instance have expressed a desire to improve health and safety and especially to protect cyclists and other vulnerable road users.”
To read the full story, visit the WorkSafe NZ website.
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