Lyttelton Port Plead Guilty

Brad Fletcher volunteer fireman, husband and father of three.

Brad Fletcher volunteer fireman, husband and father of three.

Lyttelton port has pleaded guilty in the work related death of employee Brad Fletcher, married and father to three.

Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) general secretary Wayne Butson said he believed LPC was “doing the right thing” by pleading guilty.

“It means the workmates, the friends, the family, won’t have to sit through a court case and relive the terrible events.”

Judge Jane Farish set the sentencing for August 6 when a two-hour timeslot has been set aside to hear submissions and for the judge’s decision on penalty.

No summary of facts was read at the session. The prosecutor for Worksafe New Zealand, Heather McKenzie, said discussions about the details of the summary were still going on, and it would be handed to the court ahead of the sentencing.

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