2014-B

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
24 September 2013
 
Plea:
Withdrawn
 
Decision:
Withdrawn
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
Not applicable

Safety lessons learned:

Not applicable

Defendant name:
2014-B
 
Industry:
Manufacturing
 
Date of offence:
24 September 2013
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant company is a marketer, distributer and manufacturer of finger-jointed, treated and primary coated pine building products.

On 24 September 2013, an employee was investigating a noise coming from the timber moulding machine. He followed his team leader into the restricted area where the machine was located. At he was exiting the restricted area, he used part of the machine to pull himself up. His middle finger on his left hand became caught in a lug on the conveyor belt resulting in a crushing injury and lacerations to his middle finger.
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Waitakere - District Court
 
Plea:
Withdrawn
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Withdrawn
 
Fine imposed:
Not applicable
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
Not applicable