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Department of Labour v Tomoana Pelt Processors Ltd (DC, 12/09/01)

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Defendant:
Tomoana Pelt Processors
In a first under the HSE Act, two employers have been ordered to pay reparation to injured employees. One reparation order has since been quashed (see Heinz Watties). Reparation orders are made under s22 of the Criminal Justice Act 1985 and are typically used in cases where property has been damaged, but may also be used in cases of emotional harm. Tomoana Pelt Processors Ltd was fined $8000 under s6 and $1000 under s13(b) of the HSE Act after an employee lost a hand in a machine. The judge awarded the victim the $8000 fine, and ordered his employer to pay $300 in reparation (Napier DC, 12 September). 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Leather Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$9000.00
Reparation Amount:
$8300.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 71

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