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Department of Labour v Auckland Height Busters Ltd (DC, 06/08/98)

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Defendant:
Auckland Height Busters
Suspended scaffolding installer AUCKLAND HEIGHT BUSTERS LTD was fined $6500 under s13(b) after an employee lost the tip of his finger in the belt drive of an electric cable climber winch while "reeving". Reeving requires the winch’s protective guard to be removed, but the injured worker received no training in the hazards associated with the procedure. (Auckland DC, 6 August) 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
General Construction
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$6500.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 53

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