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Department of Labour v Pepsi Cola 7up Bottlers (NZ) Ltd (DC, 10/05/96)

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Defendant:
Pepsi Cola 7up Bottlers (NZ)
Lack of guarding around the drive couplings of a roller conveyor cost Pepsi Cola 7up Bottlers (NZ) Ltd $12,000 after a laboratory technician received severe abrasions and bruising of her left forearm. The Court agreed with the victim that she was partly responsible for the accident as she was taking a short cut underneath the conveyor. She was awarded half the fine. (Otahuhu DC, 10 May) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Food, Beverage and Tobacco
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$12000.00
Reparation Amount:
$6000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 39

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