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Department of Labour v Ajax Productions (NZ) (DC, 19/12/97)

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Defendant:
Ajax Productions (NZ)
Metal component manufacturer Ajax Productions (NZ) Ltd was fined a total of $7000 on two charges after the third and fourth fingertips of a worker’s dominant hand were crushed in a punch and forming press. There were no guards at the side or rear to prevent access. Nor was there a system to identify hazards. The injured man received $3500 of the fines. (Henderson DC, 19 December) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$7000.00
Reparation Amount:
$3500.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 48

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