We are operating at reduced capacity due to COVID-19 Alert Level Three restrictions. Please only call our 0800 number if someone is at serious risk of harm or has been seriously injured, become seriously ill, or died as a result of work.
For other notifications please complete our online forms at Notify WorkSafe.
Court Summary - at a glance
- Ensure plant is safe for workers by installing suitable guarding on the plant;
- Develop, implement and monitor a safe system of work for the plant;
- Ensure that workers receive appropriate supervision and training by authorized trainers, on the operation of the plant.
On 16 November 2017, the victim was feeding tyres in to the conveyer belt on the shredder. The shredder’s guarding had been removed in order to make necessary modifications.
While attempting to clear debris by hand, the victim’s arm became caught in the belt and he suffered a fracture and partial de-gloving of his arm, requiring hospitalisation. "