01:55 pm, Monday 24 May, 2010
The injuries sustained by a worker two years ago has led to fines for a timber company and its director amounting close to $550,000.
The accident occurred at Traralgon in August 2008, when the employee’s left arm was severed after it got caught in one of the company’s equipment.
The company was fined $460,000 by the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court, while the director was fined $80,000.
The money is intended to be distributed to the helimed rescue ambulance service, the Royal Children’s Hospital and other charities.