Charges over Paritutu Rock deaths
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:35p.m.
Charges have been laid over a rock climbing accident on Paritutu Rock, off the Taranaki coast, which left an instructor and two teenagers dead.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's health and safety group has laid four charges under the Health and Safety in Employment Act against the Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits and Education Centre (TOPEC) in New Plymouth District Court today.
It's alleged TOPEC failed in its safety obligations to its employees and students.
Spotswood College students Stephen Kahukaka-Gedye and Joao Felipe Martins De Melo, both 17, fell into the sea off Paritutu Rock on August 8 during a TOPEC class.
Instructor Bryce Jourdain, 42, jumped into the sea in an attempt to rescue them, but all three died.
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
A stranded orca has been rescued from the Kaipara Harbour af...
In Khandallah, in Wellington, there is a a piece of road whe...
An Auckland car dealership has been sentenced for what Trade...
Christchurch's red zone areas are gradually being emptied of...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.