Tree Adventures to be sentenced over fatal fall

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 unattached.

In the Waitakere District Court, Tree Adventures will be sentenced for breaching the Health and Safety in Employment Act.

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 network administrator.


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