Aero club faces charge of failing to provide safe workplace
Friday 26 November 2004
The Department of Labour's occupational safety and health service is to prosecute Canterbury Aero Club Inc, after an accident in June that left an aircraft engineer with burns to 40 percent of his body.
The engineer was refuelling an aircraft fuel tank in the club hangar when it exploded on 9 June. He received second and third degree burns to his head, hands and legs, and has not been able to return to work.
After investigating, OSH has this week charged the club with failing to
provide a safe place of work.
A date for the first appearance in the Christchurch District Court has not yet been set.