South Canterbury By-Products (2009) Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
19 March 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$30,000

Safety lessons learned:
  • Isolation of the hazard when taking samples from the meal exit conveyor e.g. Barrier separation, means an effective barrier or guard denies access and controls ejection of parts, products or waste
  • The exit conveyor discharge hatch should be fitted with a chute or guard

Defendant name:
South Canterbury By-Products (2009) Limited
 
Industry:
Manufacturing
 
Date of offence:
19 March 2013
 
Facts in brief:
Victim was taking samples from meal exit conveyor. Victim opened hatch and came into contact with rotating blades when hatch would not stay open.

Amputation of the top of left index finger and top of left middle finger.
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Timaru - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$30,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$10,000