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Department of Labour v Metrotile New Zealand Ltd (DC, 17/10/00)

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Defendant:
Metrotile New Zealand
METROTILE NEW ZEALAND LTD was fined $7000 under s6 after an employee's fingers were crushed and lacerated in an unguarded punch and forming press as he attempted to clear a stuck tile. He had been given pliers to remove tiles rather than doing it by hand, but these had been taken from him for another job. (Papakura DC, 17 October) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$7000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 66

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