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04 October 2012

An Australian recruitment company was recently fined for breaching health and safety regulations after a worker had his legs crushed in a work accident, The Australian writes.

The worker slipped into a hydraulic baling machine at a SITA plant in Australia and was unable to get out for two hours, an incident that severed his leg and hand. 

Court documents show that the worker, Shane Bushell, lost one-third of his femurs, his testicles and also suffered major skin injuries during the accident which happened in June 2009.

SITA Australia Pty Ltd and the staffing company which had employed him, Edmen Recruitment Pty Ltd, admitted breaching health and safety regulations and were sentenced in September 2012.The recruiter was fined AU$117,500 (approximately €93,000) and also has to pay legal costs while Sita was ordered to pay AU$ 130,000 (approximately €103,000) on top of legal costs.

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