$130,000 Fine for NSW Waste Firm Over Crushed Worker

In a court decision today a waste company was fined $ 130,000 and the recruitment company that directly employed the man $ 117,000 in connection to a crushing accident in 2009.

On June 11, 2009 a worker fell into a hydraulic baling machine in Camellia. As he tried to extract himself from the machine a mechanical arm severed both legs and his left hand.

According to documents that were submitted to the court the worker lost his legs one third along the femur, left hand, testicles and suffered significant injuries to his skin.

Another worker turned the machine off and it took about two hours to free the worker who was still conscious.

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