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Department of Labour v Majestic Textiles Ltd (DC, 30/06/00)

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Defendant:
Majestic Textiles
MAJESTIC TEXTILES LTD was fined $5000 under s6 after an employee lost his thumb when his clothing became entangled in a revolving metal rod used to clean lengths of hose. Staff routinely had to use their bare hands to control the movement of the hose. The injured man was awarded $3500. (Waitakere DC, 30 June) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Leather Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$5000.00
Reparation Amount:
$3500.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 65

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