We are operating at reduced capacity due to COVID-19 Alert Level Two 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
Install guarding on the PK30 Sahinler pipe bender machine around the exposed rollers to prevent access to the in-running nip created by the pipe and rollers.
On the day of the accident, the victim was using the Pipe Bender to bend aluminium pipe. He was wearing personal protective equipment including gloves and was feeding lengths of pipe into the Pipe Bender. As the pipe went under the upper roller Mr Miller’s glove and left index finger was pulled in and crushed in the in-running nip created by the pipe and roller. As a result of the accident, Mr Miller suffered a crush injury to his index finger.