A manufacturer has been fined for breaching Health & Safety rules after an employee suffered burns at work.

The employee tried to free a jammed machine but his clothing got entangled and he was badly burnt.

The machine did not have sufficient guards on the chain to prevent accidental entanglement.

The District Court fined the company $33,000 and ordered reparation of $5,000.

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