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Department of Labour v Shaws Mechanical Fixtures (DC, 04/04/01)

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Defendant:
Shaws Mechanical Fixtures
SHAWS MECHANICAL FIXTURES LTD was fined $5000 under s6 after an employee lost parts of two fingers in a punch and forming press. The press activated while he was placing a piece into the die. No anti-free-fall device was fitted; the interlock block for the cluch was not directly connected to the interlocked frontal guard; the safety valve was operated in a negative mode; the foot pedal was unshrouded. The operator was awarded all the fine. (Auckland DC, 4 April) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$5000.00
Reparation Amount:
$5000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 69

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