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Department of Labour v Fruit Packers (HB) Co-operative Ltd (DC, 14/02/02)

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Defendant:
Fruit Packers (HB) Co-operative
FRUIT PACKERS (HB) CO-OPERATIVE LTD was fined $5000 on each of three s.6 charges and $1000 on a s.7 charge for failing to have an effective system of hazard identification after three workers suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when using LPG forklifts in a coolstore. One worker was overcome by the gas and required three days intensive care treatment. Each of the three victims was awarded $4000. (Hastings DC, 14 February) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Food, Beverage and Tobacco
Risk:
Confined space
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$16000.00
Reparation Amount:
$12000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 74

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