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Department of Labour v Big Tuff Pallets Ltd (DC, 02/06/06)

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Defendant:
Big Tuff Pallets Ltd
BIG TUFF PALLETS LTD was fined a total of $3000 on charges under ss25(3)(a) and 26(1), for failing to notify the Department of Labour about a serious harm accident, and for interfering with the accident scene. The prosecutions followed an incident in which an employee had the tip of his index finger amputated in a docking saw. The department only learned of the incident some three weeks later, during investigations into a subsequent accident ( Manukau DC, June 2 2006) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Wood and Paper Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$3000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 106

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