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$100,000 for crushed slaughterhouse worker

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 21/06/2016
CMP Canterbury Limited was ordered the pay reparations of $68,250, along with a fine of $39,000 in fines at the Ashburton District Court on Tuesday. © Getty Images CMP Canterbury Limited was ordered the pay reparations of $68,250, along with a fine of $39,000 in fines at the Ashburton District Court on Tuesday.

A South Island slaughterhouse worker will get nearly $70,000 from his former employer after being crushed in a mechanical door.

CMP Canterbury Limited was ordered the pay reparations of $68,250, along with a fine of $39,000 in fines at the Ashburton District Court on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old worker was left with a fractured back, two broken femurs, and suffered a stroke and memory loss after a mechanical door accidentally dropped on him on him while he was killing a cow in June last year.

A Worksafe investigation found the company had failed to make sure the door was safe and could have easily implemented any of a handful of safety features to make sure it couldn't hurt staff.

The company was sentenced for failing to keep the man safe under the Health and Safety in Employment Act.

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