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Department of Labour v Wardrobe Systems (DC, 21/06/99)

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Defendant:
Wardrobe Systems
Furniture manufacturer WARDROBE SYSTEMS LTD was fined $3750 under s6 after the operator of an edge banding machine lost part of his left ring finger while attempting to remove a build-up of waste. An interlocked door which would have stopped the machine when he reached inside had been rendered inoperable through an oversight. The injured man was awarded $1600. (Otahuhu DC, 21 June) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Wood and Paper Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$3750.00
Reparation Amount:
$1600.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 58

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