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Department of Labour v Tyre Removals (DC, 21/05/09)

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Defendant:
Tyre Removals
Tyre Removals was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $4000 under s 6 of the HSE Act after an accident where a worker’s arm was trapped in a tyre baling machine. 
The man had been stationed where the hydraulic ram pushed the tyre into the machine. While the machine was in use the man tried to stop a tyre from dropping into the collection area and put his arm through an open frame of the machine.  The hydraulic arm returned and trapped his right forearm between the push plate of the ram. His forearm was fractured with tendon injuries.  The machine had been built by the owner of the company. The DoL said a fixed guard should have been installed on the machine to prevent access to employees coming into contact with dangerous parts ( Manukau DC, May 21). 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Other Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$14000.00
Reparation Amount:
$400.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 119

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