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Department of Labour v Click Clack International LTD (DC, 01/12/99)

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Defendant:
Click Clack International
Plastics manufacturer CLICK CLACK INTERNATIONAL LTD was fined $4000 under s6 after an employee’s left hand was crushed between the ejector plate and the mould of an injection moulding machine. Three of her fingers also received burns. As well as inadequate guarding (also found on 13 of the company’s 25 injection moulding machines), the operator felt under pressure to remove the product from the mould before it fell and was marked. (Christchurch DC, 1 December) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Petroleum, Coal, Chemical and Associated Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Burns/explosion
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$4000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 61

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