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Department of Labour v Affco New Zealand (DC, 22/03/01)

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Defendant:
Affco New Zealand
AFFCO NEW ZEALAND LTD was fined $6000 under s6 after an employee's hand was caught in the drive shaft of a roller conveyor she was cleaning. One of several bolts protruding excessively from the unguarded rotating shaft caught her glove, trapping her hand and gouging it with every turn. The injured woman, whose hand was lacerated and a tendon severed, was awarded $4000. (Napier DC, 22 March) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Food, Beverage and Tobacco
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$6000.00
Reparation Amount:
$4000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 69

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