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Department of Labour v Slag Reduction Company LTD (DC, 30/11/99)

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Defendant:
Slag Reduction Company
By-product processor SLAG REDUCTION COMPANY LTD was fined $6000 under s6 after a forklift backed over an employee helping lift blocks into a container, leaving him with a crushed foot, toe, ankle and knee. No standard operating procedure for forklifts was in use, the forklift did not have an audible alarm, and the area was not cordoned off. Also, the blocks were so heavy they should not have been lifted manually. (Pukekohe DC, 30 November) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Vehicle - mobile plant (eg forklift, platform)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$6000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 61

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