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Health and safety laws require control of a workplace

### ODT Online Wed, 27 May 2009
Stadium stunt backfires
By Chris Morris

Department of Labour officials are less than thrilled with Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin’s handling of a mechanical excavator.
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### ODT Online Wed, 27/05/2009 – 1:50am.
Comment by anneeliot on What were they thinking?

I am utterly surprised that the carry-on by two inexperienced elderly men with a substantial piece of machinery would go unnoticed by OSH and those at Hall Bros responsible for the company’s health and safety policies. What were they thinking??

### ODT Online Wed, 27/05/2009 – 6:09am.
Comment by gplusa on There he goes again

Just when we all thought it was safe to hold our heads up in public again. We had more favourable publicity when students burnt couches in the streets. On the positive side, I can’t wait for what will happen next. Pie throwing? One of those little bicycles? Someone phone Phil Sprey, quick.

### ODT Online Wed, 27/05/2009 – 9:50am.
Comment by anneeliot on I am glad this

I am glad this ridiculous event is not going unnoticed by the Department of Labour. It is, of course, Hall Bros rather than Mr Chin who should be censured. He was just acting foolishly, while Mr McEwan is ultimately responsible.
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