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Department of Labour v Victor Industries Ltd (DC, 16/11/04)

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Defendant:
Victor Industries
VICTOR INDUSTRIES LTD was fined $10,000 under s6 and ordered to pay $8000 in reparations after an employee had two fingers partially amputated in a punch and forming press. The injured woman tripped and fell against the press, at the same time accidentally activating the foot pedal. Trapping points on the machine were guarded, but there was a gap in the side guard to allow metal to be fed into the press (Pukekohe DC, November 16). 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Metal Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$18000.00
Reparation Amount:
$8000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 91

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