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Department of Labour v CSI Processors (DC, 25/02/98)

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Defendant:
CSI Processors
CSI PROCESSORS LTD was fined $9000 under s6 after an employee working in a coolstore suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a petrol-powered forklift. The company had an electric-powered forklift for use in the coolstore, but on this occasion the employee's supervisor directed her to use the petrol-powered machine as well to speed up the job. The victim, who was rendered unconscious by the build-up of gas in the confined space, was awarded $6000 of the fine. (Napier DC, 25 February) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Food, Beverage and Tobacco
Risk:
Confined space
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$9000.00
Reparation Amount:
$6000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 49

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