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Court Summary - at a glance
- Ensure plant is safe, including through installing appropriate guarding on moving parts; and
- Provide adequate information, training, instruction and supervision to workers.
The machine involved in the incident is known as the quarter station and its purpose is to cut logs lengthways into half rounds or quarter rounds. The machinery comprises a number of mechanised conveyer belts and bench saws.
The victim suffered severe and life changing injuries when he became entangled in the rotating shaft of the saw 1 transfer deck of the quarter station.
$4,399.00 for consequential loss