A recent occupational health and safety (OHS) prosecution in New Zealand illustrates many issues and attitudes to safety held by small business operators around the world.
Stumpmaster was prosecuted after a bystander was injured and then hospitalised when the tree it was felling hit her. (WorkSafeNZ has issued a media release in the wake of the prosecution) The company was penalised a total of $NZ108,500. In January 2018, the owner of the Company, James Isaac, was in the newspapers stating that the penalty could end his business.
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