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Department of Labour v L & M Mining Ltd (DC, 30/08/01)

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Defendant:
L & M Mining
L & M MINING LTD was fined $20,000 under s6 after an employee was struck in the head by a heavy chain. The injured man was inside a bulldozer being towed by an excavator to extricate it from mud. An open chain was used inappropriately on the excavator's hook. When tension was applied the chain slipped off the hook and was flung through the bulldozer's cab. The injured man, who suffered a severe head injury and whose forearm was degloved, was awarded $10,000. (Christchurch DC, 30 August) 
Industry:
Mining
Sub-Industry:
Coal Mining
Risk:
Vehicle - offroad (eg ATV, tractor)
Struck by moving object
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$20000.00
Reparation Amount:
$10000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 71

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