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Department of Labour v Precision Ltd (DC, 10/02/03)

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Defendant:
Precision
PRECISION LTD was fined $10,000 under s6 after an employee’s hand was caught in an unguarded punch and forming press. The injured man, who lost parts of two fingers, was awarded the whole fine. The press, along with a number of others, had been identified as hazardous in 1997 and guarded, but its guards had fallen into disuse. (Wellington DC, 10 February) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$10000.00
Reparation Amount:
$10000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 80

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