$100k fine over work in­jury

Hawke's Bay Today - - Nation -

Worksafe is scold­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing firms af­ter nearly a dozen went to court for leav­ing work­ers ex­posed to un­safe ma­chin­ery. The lat­est is All Flex Pack­ag­ing Lim­ited, which has been fined $100,000 by the Manukau Dis­trict Court and or­dered to pay $20,000 repa­ra­tion af­ter a worker’s hand was crushed in a ma­chine. WorkSafe spokesman Si­mon Humphries says the in­dus­try needs to lift its game in pro­tect­ing against ma­chin­ery risks. He says too of­ten WorkSafe is vis­it­ing scenes where some­thing is stuck in a ma­chine, a ma­chine has jammed, or some­thing needed to be moved and a worker has dam­aged a limb in the process.

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