The company responsible for a high ropes adventure course
where an Auckland man plunged to his death will today be
sentenced for breaching health and safety legislation.
Clifford Paul Brabet, 57, fell after stepping from a platform
while taking part in a team-building day at Tree Adventures
in Woodhill Forest near Helensville in March last year.
Mr Brabet fell when a wire to which he was connected became
In the Waitakere District Court, Tree Adventures will be
sentenced for breaching the Health and Safety in Employment
The company issued a statement at the time, saying: "A tragic
accident occurred, and we extend our deepest condolences to
the family members and friends. Safety is always a number-one
priority for Tree Adventures ... We insist on a lengthy and
detailed safety briefing prior to anyone using the course, as
well as ongoing supervision from Tree Adventures staff
throughout participants' use of the courses."
Mr Brabet grew up in Auckland and worked as a computer and IT