09:54 pm, Wednesday 13 February, 2013
A meat processing plant located in Gippsland has been given a fine of $380,000 for two serious safety incidents that occurred within two weeks.
One involved a fatality where a worker was crushed to death and two weeks later another worker had a finger severed.
The Melbourne County Court today fined the company $350,000 for the death of a worker who was crushed in a hydraulic knocking box in 2010.
They were also fined an additional $30,000 for the incident that happened two weeks later where a worker had his finger severed while he was using a band saw.
The company was found guilty of failing to provide or maintain a safe system of work, and failing to provide information, instruction, training or supervision in relation the task of cleaning the rotating knocking box.