Keep It Clean Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
17 January 2014
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$55,000

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Ensure that an effective hazard identification process was completed to identify any hazards employees would be exposed to when operating the tallow spinners.
  2. Develop and implement safe operating procedures for employees who operate the tallow spinners that included guides to show maximum load levels

Defendant name:
Keep It Clean Limited
 
Industry:
Manufacturing
 
Date of offence:
17 January 2014
 
Facts in brief:
Defendant company operates a rendering plant to dry and sterilize waste meat material.

An employee was struck in the back by an internal lid from a tallow spinner, which had been thrown out of the machine at high speed. He suffered a large abdominal wall laceration, punctured lung and multiple fractures in the ribs.
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Dunedin - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$55,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$50,000