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Fertiliser company fined after worker loses finger

Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Limited has been fined $33,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $5,000 after an employee’s hand was pulled into a machine in its Napier packing plant. In November 2013, Ravensdown storeperson Jackson Hawea, had the little finger on his left hand amputated to the first knuckle after it got caught in a ‘tripper’ machine.Mr Hawea was attempting to fix a fault in the machine by applying tension to a wire cable in the tripper room. The machine was in operation...

September 16, 2014

Fine after worker hurt by inadequate guarding

Waikato based Industrial Tube Manufacturing Company Limited has been fined $39,375 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 over an accident involving a modified machine for shaping steel tubing.Jonathan Vink was contracted to work as a general machine operator at Industrial Tube’s Hamilton manufacturing base in October 2013. He had his index finger amputated above the first joint after it was crushed in a ‘swaging machine.’ His hand was near the moving parts of the machine when he lost c...

September 16, 2014

Hefty fines over forklift accident

Three companies have been fined a total of almost $120,000 dollars and ordered to pay combined reparation of $20,000 after a woman was struck by a reversing forklift at a kiwifruit pack house at Mount Maunganui.Erica Machado, 33, suffered a fractured ankle which required pins inserted in it as well as a large laceration to one of her legs in the May 2013 accident. She had been straightening rows of boxes in an area of the pack house designated for the assembly of kiwifruit packaging trays when t...

September 16, 2014

Workers death results in hefty fine

Concrete manufacturing company, Busck Prestressed Concrete Limited, has been fined $70,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $60,000 after the death of worker who was run over by a 6.5 tonne telehandler. Anthony Wells was run over by the telehandler (which was configured as a forklift) in the front yard of the company’s Christchurch factory in the early hours of February 25 2013. He died from his injuries within a few minutes. After the incident the telehandler was inspected and multiple safety...

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