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Department of Labour v Grafton Gourmet Poultry Ltd (DC, 16/08/96)

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Defendant:
Grafton Gourmet Poultry
Fines totalling $7000 were imposed on Grafton Gourmet Poultry Ltd following its conviction under five sections of the HSE Act: failure to provide PPE, to identify hazards, to report an accident as soon as possible (and within seven days), and interference with the scene of an accident. A worker lost his left index finger to the first joint, and the tip of his left thumb, when using a bandsaw to sever chicken carcasses. The standard protective gear for the type of work - steel mesh mitts - had not been provided. (Otahuhu DC, 16 August) 
Industry:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Sub-Industry:
Agriculture
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$7000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 40

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