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Department of Labour v Alliance Group Ltd (DC, 17/11/04)

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Defendant:
Alliance Group
ALLIANCE GROUP LTD was convicted on three unrelated s6 charges, fined a total of $52,500, and ordered to pay $17,000 in reparations to three employees injured in separate accidents at the company’s Southland meat processing plants. The penalties comprised a $15,000 fine and $7500 in reparations for a worker who lost his thumb in a mechanical pelt stripper, a $12,500 fine and $7500 in reparations for one whose hand was crushed in a casing machine, and a $25,000 fine and $12,000 in reparations for a worker whose lower leg had to be amputated after it was caught in a bucket conveyor. The three incidents occurred at two different plants, over a five-week period in early 2004. A fourth s6 charge, relating to an incident in which a worker suffered hot water burns, was withdrawn (Invercargill DC, November 17). 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Food, Beverage and Tobacco
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$20000.00
Reparation Amount:
$7500.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 90

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