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Court Summary - at a glance
- Undertake a visual check of the emergency exit to ensure that it is adequately blocked; and
- Block the emergency exit before removing the existing stairway.
The Defendant was replacing two emergency exit stairways at the Les Mills gym in Victoria Street, Auckland.
The victim, a fitness instructor engaged as a contractor by Les Mills Auckland Limited, fell approximately 2.7m whilst opening a fire escape exit.
The victim sustained a fractured hip and ruptured spleen as a result of this fall.