An Auckland businessman has been found liable for failures that led to the death of a subcontractor, who fell from the roof of a house in Bucklands Beach while spray painting, Times reports. A WorkSafe investigation found inadequate risk assessment at the site, where no measures were in place to prevent the victim falling from the roof onto a concrete patio. No scaffolding was in place at the house, nor did the sole director of DMJ Painters – which hired the painter for the job – check if the worker used the harness he was given for the job or was trained and competent to use one.
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