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Department of Labour v Kiwi Dairy Products (DC, 07/05/02)

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Defendant:
Kiwi Dairy Products
KIWI DAIRY PRODUCTS LTD was fined $10,000 under s6 after an employee collecting contamination examples at its Hawera milk powder plant lost her balance and fell through a suspended ceiling. Samples were collected regularly from the ceiling space, but the company had not recognised the suspended ceiling as a hazard, and there was no edge protection to prevent someone from stepping onto it. The injured woman, who suffered a fractured pelvis and cracked ribs, was awarded the entire fine. (New Plymouth DC, 7 May 2002) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Food, Beverage and Tobacco
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$10000.00
Reparation Amount:
$10000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 76

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