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Court Summary - at a glance
An incident occurred on 27 July 2017 in which a victim injured his hand while operating a wood splitter. The wood splitter was designed so that the operator is required to use two hands to operate it. On the day of the incident, the wood splitter was able to operate it with only one hand. The Defendant instructed the victim to tell WorkSafe that the he had only been on the farm on a couple of occasions, that this was the first time he had used the wood splitter, that he wasn’t working for 4 Hippos Farm Limited, and that the wood splitter was a two-handed operation.
In a subsequent interview with the victim, he confirmed that the Defendant told him to lie about the incident.