Affco New Zealand Limited
Court Summary - at a glance
- The foreleg chain, and its associated machines, should have been appropriately locked-out, as Affco's then health and safety protocols dictated; and
- The company should have ensured, by on-going training and, most importantly, on-going monitoring, that its health and safety protocols were being adequately adhered to by its relevant staff.
The victim was employed by the Defendant as a night cleaner. While undertaking final cleaning inspection of plant, the left side of the victim’s head was penetrated by a suspended spreader hook used to hold sheep carcases and he was carried along the mutton chain.