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Department of Labour v Medallion Foods Ltd (DC, 13/05/02)

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Defendant:
Medallion Foods
MEDALLION FOODS LTD was fined $1700 under s6 after an employee became trapped in a walk-in freezer when its doors were de-activated by someone outside. The man did not know there were emergency exits in the freezer, and exit signs were obscured by stacked goods. The company had not identified the possibility of being locked inside. (Napier DC, 13 May) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Food, Beverage and Tobacco
Risk:
Confined space
Harm:
None
Penalty Amount:
$1700.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 76

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