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Department of Labour v Ross Cooper Furniture (DC, 21/02/01)

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Defendant:
Ross Cooper Furniture
ROSS COOPER FURNITURE LTD, trading as RENAISSANCE FURNITURE, was fined $4000 under s6 after an employee lost part of his thumb in the rotating cutter head of an unguarded router machine. A guard was available but was not used because it partly blocked the operator's view. A new guard has since been fitted. The injured man was awarded $1000. (Christchurch DC, 21 February) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Wood and Paper Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$4000.00
Reparation Amount:
$1000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 67

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