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Department of Labour v Curtis Springs Ltd (DC, 24/01/03)

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Defendant:
Curtis Springs
CURTIS SPRINGS LTD was fined $6500 under s.6 after an employee lost part of his ring finger when his hand was trapped in a punch and forming press. He was awarded $5000. The machine could be operated with the interlock guard open because its cycle switch was an inappropriate ‘fail to danger’ switch which had been taped into the ‘on’ position, allowing the operator to press a microswitch to cycle the machine. (Manukau DC, 24 January) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$6500.00
Reparation Amount:
$5000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 80

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