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Department of Labour v Adams Sawmilling Company Ltd (DC, 18/09/03)

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Defendant:
Adams Sawmilling Company
ADAMS SAWMILLING COMPANY LTD was fined $1000 under s.13(a), $3500 under s.6 and ordered to pay $5000 in reparations after an inexperienced employee who had been left unsupervised while using a spindle moulder severed three fingers when attempting to clear shavings from the front of the machine. (Christchurch DC, 18 September.) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Wood and Paper Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$9500.00
Reparation Amount:
$5000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 84

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