Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary OPC to be charged after Elim deaths

breaking news
The Outdoor Pursuit Centre is to face charges after six teenagers and a teacher were killed in the Mangatepopo canyoning disaster.

The Deparment of Labour laid four charges against the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre today.

Six students and a teacher from Auckland's Elim Christian College died when they were hit by a huge torrent of water while canyoning near Turangi in April.

The first two charges relate to OPC's obligations to protect the instructor who went into the gorge with the students and teacher. The third relates to OPC's obligation to ensure that its employee's actions didn't expose others to avoidable risks.

The fourth charge relates to OPC's obligation to appropriately ensure the safety of other people in the place of work.

More here.




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