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Department of Labour v McIntosh Timber Laminates Ltd (DC, 01/02/08)

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Defendant:
McIntosh Timber Laminates Ltd
MCINTOSH TIMBER LAMINATES LTD was fined $10,000 under s6 and ordered to pay $2500 to a worker who partially amputated his thumb and lacerated his finger in a circular saw. A length of timber kicked back as the worker attempted to free it from the saw, which had a defective riving knife and hood guard ( Manukau DC, February 1). 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Wood and Paper Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$12500.00
Reparation Amount:
$2500.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 111

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