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Department of Labour v MCK Group LTD (DC, 24/11/99)

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Defendant:
MCK Group
MCK GROUP LTD, trading as METHVEN TAPMAKERS, was fined $6000 under s6 and $1000 under s13(b) after an employee lost two fingers in the revolving blade of a sand mixer. The machine’s usual fixed guard had been broken for some weeks. The interlock switch was also out of action. The injured man, who was awarded $6000, had been trained to carry out the process with the lid open. Neither he nor his trainer was aware the lid should have been down while the machine was in operation. (Auckland DC, 24 November) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$7000.00
Reparation Amount:
$6000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 61

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