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Riverland company fined for hand crush

Jan 15th 2024

Riverland company fined for hand crush

A South Australian manufacturing company has been hit with a $60,000 fine after a worker suffered a serious hand injury in a workplace incident.

The worker was injured while working with a welding machine in May 2021.

The Riverland-based company faced charges under section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (the Act) over its failure to ensure the worker had a safe work environment.

Following a SafeWork SA investigation, the company was recently fined by the South Australian Employment Tribunal.

SafeWork SA Acting Executive Director Rob Templeton said crush injuries caused by poorly guarded machinery are a serious problem.

Read the original article on the SafeWork SA website.

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