A security gate has collapsed on an employee after the bolts securing the gate came loose. Several employees had previously tried to fix the gate but had been unsuccessful. 

The employer was charged by the District Court under the Health and Safety in Employment Act for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of its employee.

The employer had been aware of the faulty gate but had not engaged a maintenance company to fix the problem. WorkSafe New Zealand noted that the employer should have adhered to its repairs and maintenance process, and ensured that all repairs were carried out by a qualified party.

The Court sentenced and fined the employer $44,300, and ordered the employer to pay $33,000 in reparation to the injured employee.