In the last year, Turners and Growers in Hawke's Bay have employed 204 workers from the Ministry of Social Development’s books.
John Tautari, 18, moved from Northland to Auckland to look for a job and is now helping ease the construction skills shortage.
Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa said the Government may look at paying employers more.
An investigation found that while Kuehne + Nagel Limited did have safety systems in place, they were not enforced by management.
Suicide among building industry workers is the highest percentage of any industry according to the 2016 Suicide Mortality Review Committee.
Davinder Singh who has lived in New Zealand for around 13 years, was convicted under the Immigration Act of 25 charges of exploiting 12 workers.
Labour's coalition partner NZ First this week signalled it may seek late changes to the legislation.
"Bridges would have realised that at some point he was going to have to confront Ross. To delay that day of reckoning was to damage both himself and the party," writes our columnist.