The Tour operator involved in the White Island tragedy has pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the health and safety of its workers and failing to ensure the health and safety of its customers.

Two of its employees died along with 19 of its customers and two further employees and 19 customers were injured in the eruption.

WorkSafe charged the operator with failing to carry out adequate risk assessments and implement measure to reduce the risks. 

Tourists were also not fully informed of the risk involved in visiting Whakaari.

 

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Alan Knowsley

Health & Safety Lawyer
Wellington