Vic company fined after worker loses thumb - 14.11.23

Tank manufacturer Polymaster Pty Ltd has been fined $65,000 after a worker’s thumb was amputated following an incident at its Swan Hill factory. The company pleaded guilty to a single charge of failing to provide or maintain a system of work that was safe, without risks to health. The... Read more.

Company fined after worker’s fingers severed by machine - 14.11.23

Cardboard box company Visy Board Pty Ltd has been fined $275,000 and ordered to pay $8500 in costs after an incident in which a worker had parts of two fingers severed. The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment. The company operates a... Read more.

Unsafe machine cost worker his arm - 25.10.23

WorkSafe New Zealand is again warning businesses to be on alert for the dangers of moving machinery, after a worker had his arm amputated on the job at a concrete manufacturer in Manawatū. The victim was working at Dunlop Drymix Limited in Feilding early one morning in November 2021.... Read more.

Packaging maker fined after worker sustains crush injury - 9.10.23

Plastic food packaging manufacturer SCS Packaging Pty Ltd has been fined $30,000 after a maintenance fitter’s hand was crushed in a machine in 2020. The Shepparton-based company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that the workplace was safe and without risks to health. It... Read more.

Preventable injury puts seasonal worker safety in focus - 22.9.23

A teenage worker needed three fingers partly amputated when his summer holiday job went horribly wrong in a workplace incident with a leading stone fruit producer in Central Otago. Matthew Nevill, who was 19 at the time, was trying to fix a chain on a conveyor belt at Clyde... Read more.