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Department of Labour v Able Cooke (NZ) Ltd (DC, 11/06/96)

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Defendant:
Able Cooke (NZ)
Failure to have in place a procedure for ensuring people stayed clear of a machine while it was being adjusted cost Able Cooke (NZ) Ltd $3500 under s6 after a production engineer inspecting one end of the nail heading machine lost an index finger when his colleague at the other end turned the machine over by hand. The area where the accident occurred had not been identified as hazardous when adjustments were being made. (North Shore DC, 11 June) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$3500.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 39

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