WorkSafe has filed charges over a health and safety incident in Bromley, Christchurch in May last year.

Charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Hazardous Substances regulations have been filed following the incident in which a worker suffered serious health problems while working at a facility in the suburb of Bromley.

As charges have been filed WorkSafe is unable to provide any further information. The charges were filed at the Christchurch District Court yesterday.


  • Any party charged under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 has the right to apply for name suppression at the first court hearing. We are unable to identify the charges as providing that information may lead to the identification of the charged party or parties.
  • Requests for any WorkSafe investigation report will be declined until the conclusion of the Court process.
  • No date has been set for the first hearing.

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