Media Release. The May 2016 incident left the worker with a skull fracture and head injuries requiring surgery and four days hospitalisation. The company failed to notify WorkSafe of the incident at the time, and then tried to downplay its severity when it did finally notify WorkSafe.
“Trade Depot was aware of the significance of the victim’s injuries. Deliberately downplaying the significance of the injuries appears to be an attempt to avoid the consequences, and demonstrates a lack of compassion for a worker seriously injured while doing his job.”
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Paul Fitzpatrick. Chief Executive. Auckland Heart Group