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Court Summary - at a glance
- Install adequate guarding arrangements on the 101B Rewinder;
- Install effective emergency stop mechanisms; and
- Make interim arrangements to effectively manage the risks associated with access to the embossing rollers until permanent guarding arrangements were installed by developing, documenting, implementing, communicating and monitoring the effectiveness of a safe system of work for the operation of the 101B Rewinder.
The Defendant did not complete the proposed fencing and interlocking gates nor did it make interim arrangements to manage the risks associated with the Rewinder.
On 24 January 2017 the victim was on the walkway between the printer and the embossing rollers on the 101B Rewinder. The Rewinder had no fencing or interlocking gatesd isolating the walkway between the print unit and the embossing rollers. The machine was operating at the time.
The victim’s arms because caught in the unguarded print rollers. The victim sustained crush injuries to both arms, including degloving and laceration. He also suffered rib fractures.