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Department of Labour v Fletcher Challenge Steel Ltd (DC, 05/08/98)

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Defendant:
Fletcher Challenge Steel
FLETCHER CHALLENGE STEEL LTD was fined $4000 under s16(b) after an employee from temporary staff agency had parts of three fingers amputated when his glove was caught in a steel bending machine as he was trying to adjust the gap between two steel bars. Three nip points should have been guarded, and an automatic device to establish the appropriate gap would have eliminated the need for manual spacing. (Auckland DC, 5 August) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$4000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 52

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