Justice for Whakaari victims – a common sense approach and lessons for landowners

Justice for Whakaari victims – a common sense approach and lessons for landowners
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Bronwyn Heenan
In my column on Aug 11, I wrote about directors being in the health and safety firing line following the terrible events from Monday, 9 Dec 2019, when Whakaari White Island erupted, leaving 22 people tragically dead and 25 people seriously injured.  On Tuesday, the district court provided its judgment in the last of 13 prosecutions commenced by WorkSafe following the eruption.    Whakaari is owned by Whakaari Trustees Limited (WTL) who leased it to Whakaari Management Limited (WML).  My previous article focused on the three...

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