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Department of Labour v David Maxwell Gray (DC, 23/05/06)

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Defendant:
David Maxwell Gray
DAVID MAXWELL GRAY and MARILYN JOY GRAY, farm owners trading in partnership, were fined $1000 each under both s6 and s13(b), and ordered to pay $8000 each in reparations to an employee who suffered severe facial lacerations when a chainsaw kicked back. The injured man was building a retaining wall with three other employees and was using the tip of the saw to cut a length of rail when the incident happened. The saw did not have a chain brake fitted, the victim had no protective equipment, and he had not been trained to use a chainsaw ( Warkworth DC, May 23). 
Industry:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Sub-Industry:
Agriculture
Risk:
Struck by moving object
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$9000.00
Reparation Amount:
$8000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 101

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