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Court Summary - at a glance
Ensure the HolyTek Band ReSaw is adequately guarded in accordance with AS/NZS 4024 or a same or similar standard to prevent access to moving parts.
The victim, a forklift operator, was assisting a colleague by operating the bandsaw when a piece of timber jammed. He attempted to clear the timber by pushing it with a second piece of timber, and then his hand but his hand slipped off the timber and went underneath the shield, making contact with the moving sawblade, and partially amputating his thumb.