The District Court has found an employer guilty of charges under the Health & Safety at Work Act and under the Electricity Act after an employee was injured at work.  The employee fell and hit his head after being electrocuted in the workplace.

The Court held that the employer failed to take into account the danger of electrocution and had no health and safety plan in place to avoid that risk.  The employer was fined $65,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 compensation to the employee.  The employer was also ordered to undertake 60 hours of community service.

Alan Knowsley

Employment & Health & Safety Lawyer