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Department of Labour v Aluminium Diecasting LTD (DC, 01/12/99)

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Defendant:
Aluminium Diecasting
ALUMINIUM DIECASTING LTD was fined $7500 under s16 after a temporary employee lost part of three fingers in an inadequately guarded punch and forming press. When the guard was in place the operator could still gain access to the tool and die area. An independent safety audit conducted only two months before did not detect the unsafe guard. The injured man received $3000 of the fine. (Christchurch DC, 1 December) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$7500.00
Reparation Amount:
$3000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 61

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