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1080 Poisoning incident at Bromley

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From: Sue Grey

Dear Iain Lees-Galloway,
There was a serious incident of worker poisoning reported at a factory in Bromley CHCH in May 2019:
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zeal...

Please can you provide all information available to you and or your advisors and/ or worksafe to show:
1) what resources has worksafe allocated to date to investigate and/ or report on the poisoning and hospitalisation of the pest control services employee at Bromley who was reported to have been hospitalised in a coma for over two weeks before the incident was reported? Please provide copies of all information relevant to this.
2) what if any ministerial overview has there been about the resources allocated to this investigation? Please provide copies of all relevant correspondence.
3) how many chemical poisoning incidents have been investigated by Worksafe in the last 5 years? Please provide copies of each such report.
4) when is the Worksafe report on this incident expected to be completed, and why has not been given more resources and priority being in mind the obvious serious risk to workers , to the environment and public interest
5) why has this investigation not been given more resources and priority? Please provide copies of any relevant internal and or external correspondence about this
6) please provide copies of any relevant worksafe policies on investigating chemical poisoning incidents
7) please provide copies of any information that is currently available to confirm the poison involved in that incident and any interim or final advice provided to help avoid any future harm to workers from incidents of this type
8) CIvil Aviation offen releases interim reports or advice after an incident but before it's final report is available if it identifies risks. Please provide information to show if worksafe takes any interim steps of its type, and if not why not
9) please provide any reports or other information provided to you and/ or by or on behalf of you to cabinet or to other ministers about this incident and/or about risks to worker safety and/or wider public safety from 1080 poison and/or other vertebrate toxic agents, including from transport, manufacturer, storage, use and/ or disposal or waste of excess, expired or damaged 1080 or other VTAs.
10) please provide any information about the risks and/or costs to workers and or other people and to the environment associated with the use of 1080 and other VTA poisons.

Yours faithfully,
Sue Grey

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Iain Lees-Galloway

On behalf of Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Minister of Immigration, Minister for
ACC and Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety thank you for your
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Thank you for taking the time to write and please be assured that your
comments will be read by the Minister. However, there may be no further
response to you.

Kind regards,

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Good morning,

 

We acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 7
October 2019 for,

 

Please can you provide all information available to you and or your
advisors and/ or worksafe to show:

1) what resources has worksafe allocated to date to investigate and/ or
report on  the poisoning and hospitalisation of the pest control services
employee at Bromley who was reported to have been hospitalised in a coma
for over two weeks before the incident was reported? Please provide copies
of all information relevant to this.

2) what if any ministerial overview has there been about the resources
allocated to this investigation? Please provide copies of all relevant
correspondence.

3) how many chemical poisoning incidents have been investigated by
Worksafe in the last 5 years? Please provide copies of each such report.

4) when is the Worksafe report on this incident expected to be completed,
and why has not been given more resources and priority being in mind the
obvious serious risk to workers , to the environment and public interest

5) why has this investigation not been given more resources and priority?
Please provide copies of any relevant internal and or external
correspondence about this

6) please provide copies of any relevant worksafe policies on
investigating chemical poisoning incidents

7) please provide copies of any information that is currently available to
confirm the poison involved in that incident and any interim or final
advice provided to help avoid any future harm to workers from incidents of
this type

8) CIvil Aviation offen releases interim reports or advice after an
incident but before it's final report is available if it identifies risks.
Please provide information to show if worksafe takes any interim steps of
its type, and if not why not

9) please provide any reports or other information provided to you and/ or
by or on behalf of you to cabinet or to other ministers about this
incident and/or about risks to worker safety and/or wider public safety
from  1080 poison and/or other vertebrate toxic agents, including from
transport, manufacturer, storage, use and/ or disposal or waste of excess,
expired or damaged 1080 or other VTAs.

10) please provide any information about the risks and/or  costs to
workers and or other people and to the environment associated with the use
of 1080 and other VTA poisons.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 20 working days after the day your request was
received.

 

If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of
an extension of that timeframe. If your OIA request requires full or part
transfer, we will contact you within the required timeframe.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]Crest Office Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety

Minister of Immigration

Minister for ACC

Deputy Leader of the House | MP for Palmerston North

P: 64 (4) 817 8713 | E: [2][Iain Lees-Galloway request email]  

                        Authorised by Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Wellington

 

 

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Good morning,

 

I refer to your official information request acknowledged 7^th October
below.

 

We have transferred your request to WorkSafe New Zealand. The information
to which your request relates to is not held by us but is believed to be
held by WorkSafe.

 

In these circumstances, we are required by section 14 of the Official
Information Act to transfer your request.

 

You will hear further from WorkSafe concerning your request.

 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]Crest Office Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety

Minister of Immigration

Minister for ACC

Deputy Leader of the House | MP for Palmerston North

P: 64 (4) 817 8713 | E: [2][Iain Lees-Galloway request email]  

                        Authorised by Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Wellington

 

 

 

 

From: I Lees-Galloway (MIN)
Sent: Monday, 7 October 2019 10:46 AM
To: 'Sue Grey' <[3][FOI #11395 email]>
Subject: RE: Official Information request - 1080 Poisoning incident at
Bromley

 

Good morning,

 

We acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 7
October 2019 for,

 

Please can you provide all information available to you and or your
advisors and/ or worksafe to show:

1) what resources has worksafe allocated to date to investigate and/ or
report on  the poisoning and hospitalisation of the pest control services
employee at Bromley who was reported to have been hospitalised in a coma
for over two weeks before the incident was reported? Please provide copies
of all information relevant to this.

2) what if any ministerial overview has there been about the resources
allocated to this investigation? Please provide copies of all relevant
correspondence.

3) how many chemical poisoning incidents have been investigated by
Worksafe in the last 5 years? Please provide copies of each such report.

4) when is the Worksafe report on this incident expected to be completed,
and why has not been given more resources and priority being in mind the
obvious serious risk to workers , to the environment and public interest

5) why has this investigation not been given more resources and priority?
Please provide copies of any relevant internal and or external
correspondence about this

6) please provide copies of any relevant worksafe policies on
investigating chemical poisoning incidents

7) please provide copies of any information that is currently available to
confirm the poison involved in that incident and any interim or final
advice provided to help avoid any future harm to workers from incidents of
this type

8) CIvil Aviation offen releases interim reports or advice after an
incident but before it's final report is available if it identifies risks.
Please provide information to show if worksafe takes any interim steps of
its type, and if not why not

9) please provide any reports or other information provided to you and/ or
by or on behalf of you to cabinet or to other ministers about this
incident and/or about risks to worker safety and/or wider public safety
from  1080 poison and/or other vertebrate toxic agents, including from
transport, manufacturer, storage, use and/ or disposal or waste of excess,
expired or damaged 1080 or other VTAs.

10) please provide any information about the risks and/or  costs to
workers and or other people and to the environment associated with the use
of 1080 and other VTA poisons.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 20 working days after the day your request was
received.

 

If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of
an extension of that timeframe. If your OIA request requires full or part
transfer, we will contact you within the required timeframe.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[4]Crest Office Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety

Minister of Immigration

Minister for ACC

Deputy Leader of the House | MP for Palmerston North

P: 64 (4) 817 8713 | E: [5][Iain Lees-Galloway request email]  

                        Authorised by Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Wellington

 

 

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Kia ora Sue

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act (OIA) request received on 7
October 2019, for:

 

·        Please can you provide all information available to you and or
your advisors and/ or worksafe to show:1) what resources has worksafe
allocated to date to investigate and/ or report on  the poisoning and
hospitalisation of the pest control services employee at Bromley who was
reported to have been hospitalised in a coma for over two weeks before the
incident was reported? Please provide copies of all information relevant
to this. 2) what if any ministerial overview has there been about the
resources allocated to this investigation? Please provide copies of all
relevant correspondence. 3) how many chemical poisoning incidents have
been investigated by Worksafe in the last 5 years? Please provide copies
of each such report. 4) when is the Worksafe report on this incident
expected to be completed, and why has not been given more resources and
priority being in mind the obvious serious risk to workers , to the
environment and public interest 5) why has this investigation not been
given more resources and priority? Please provide copies of any relevant
internal and or external correspondence about this 6) please provide
copies of any relevant worksafe policies on investigating chemical
poisoning incidents 7) please provide copies of any information that is
currently available to confirm the poison involved in that incident and
any interim or final advice provided to help avoid any future harm to
workers from incidents of this type 8) CIvil Aviation offen releases
interim reports or advice after an incident but before it's final report
is available if it identifies risks. Please provide information to show if
worksafe takes any interim steps of its type, and if not why not 9) please
provide any reports or other information provided to you and/ or by or on
behalf of you to cabinet or to other ministers about this incident and/or
about risks to worker safety and/or wider public safety from  1080 poison
and/or other vertebrate toxic agents, including from transport,
manufacturer, storage, use and/ or disposal or waste of excess, expired or
damaged 1080 or other VTAs. 10) please provide any information about the
risks and/or  costs to workers and or other people and to the environment
associated with the use of 1080 and other VTA poisons.

 

The OIA requires we advise you of our decision on your request no later
than 20 working days after the day we received your request.
Unfortunately, it will not be possible to meet that time limit and we are
therefore writing to notify you of an extension of the time to make our
decision, to 22 November 2019.

 

This extension is required because the consultations necessary to make a
decision on your request are such that a proper response cannot reasonably
be made within the original time limit.

 

You have the right to seek a review of this extension by the Ombudsman.
Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or Freephone 0800 802 602.

 

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request with us, including this
decision, please feel free to contact [2][email address].

 

Ngā mihi

 

Ministerial Services

Strategy and Performance

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Dear Sue

 

I refer to your email received on 7 October 2019 requesting:

 

•         Please can you provide all information available to you and or
your advisors and/ or worksafe to show:1) what resources has worksafe
allocated to date to investigate and/ or report on  the poisoning and
hospitalisation of the pest control services employee at Bromley who was
reported to have been hospitalised in a coma for over two weeks before the
incident was reported? Please provide copies of all information relevant
to this. 2) what if any ministerial overview has there been about the
resources allocated to this investigation? Please provide copies of all
relevant correspondence. 3) how many chemical poisoning incidents have
been investigated by Worksafe in the last 5 years? Please provide copies
of each such report. 4) when is the Worksafe report on this incident
expected to be completed, and why has not been given more resources and
priority being in mind the obvious serious risk to workers , to the
environment and public interest 5) why has this investigation not been
given more resources and priority? Please provide copies of any relevant
internal and or external correspondence about this 6) please provide
copies of any relevant worksafe policies on investigating chemical
poisoning incidents 7) please provide copies of any information that is
currently available to confirm the poison involved in that incident and
any interim or final advice provided to help avoid any future harm to
workers from incidents of this type 8) CIvil Aviation offen releases
interim reports or advice after an incident but before it's final report
is available if it identifies risks. Please provide information to show if
worksafe takes any interim steps of its type, and if not why not 9) please
provide any reports or other information provided to you and/ or by or on
behalf of you to cabinet or to other ministers about this incident and/or
about risks to worker safety and/or wider public safety from  1080 poison
and/or other vertebrate toxic agents, including from transport,
manufacturer, storage, use and/ or disposal or waste of excess, expired or
damaged 1080 or other VTAs. 10) please provide any information about the
risks and/or  costs to workers and or other people and to the environment
associated with the use of 1080 and other VTA poisons.

 

This email is to notify you that WorkSafe New Zealand is transferring the
highlighted part your request, Question 10, to the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) in accordance with Section 14 of the Official
Information Act 1982.

 

This partial transfer is occurring because the information you requested
is believed by WorkSafe to be more closely connected with the functions of
the EPA.

 

Further correspondence on this request will therefore come to you from the
EPA. Please note that the time limit for responding will be 20 working
days from when the EPA receives this partial transfer from us.

 

Kind regards

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Ministerial Services

Strategy and Performance

86 Customhouse Quay

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