WA: Firm, Managers Fined for Worker’s Severed Fingers

Reported by Julia | 01 Apr, 2010

The Armadale Magistrates Court has fined a commercial food manufacturer, its director/manager and production manager on March 18 after a worker lost two fingers in a cheese grinder. The parties pleaded guilty to charges under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The company was charged with failing to provide a safe working environment, causing serious …

VIC: Company Fined Over Unguarded Plant

Reported by Julia | 10 Mar, 2010

For failing to install a $5,000 guard for meat shredder, a company and its director have been fined $75,000 when a worker’s hand was caught in the machine. The Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court convicted and fined D R & J Fabbris Pty Ltd (trading as Fabbris Smallgoods) yesterday over a 2008 incident at the company’s Campbellfield …