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Employer Bulletin | 4 March

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In August 2022, a woman waiting to collect whiteware at Trade Depot in Onehunga had her lower leg amputated below the knee after being struck by a forklift. WorkSafe New Zealand charged Trade Depot for lacking an effective traffic management plan to separate moving vehicles and pedestrians.

Investigators also found that the forklift involved had malfunctioning lights at the time of the incident. WorkSafe emphasised the lack of adequate systems to manage the risk of interaction between forklifts and pedestrians at the site, highlighting the potential for serious injury or death if not addressed.

In today’s Bulletin

  • Employers who exploit workers should face effective consequences
  • Review into the Accredited Employer Work Visa
  • Amputation follows forklife trauma at Trade Depot
  • Northland open for business as critical works to repair SH1 Brynderwyn Hills begin
  • Targeted support for young people
  • Smokefree Amendment Bill Introduced 
  • Tourism data shows determination of sector
  • Two employment court cases, Two Employment Relations Authority cases and three Bills open for submission.

If you have any questions, about this case or other employment relation matters, call the Advice Line team on 0800 800 362.

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