Carter Holt Harvey has been fined $371,000 - plus costs and reparations - after a worker was seriously injured by a press machine.
Steven Vincent's chest and shoulder were crushed, and he suffered multiple fractures, cuts and lung injuries after he became trapped in a conveyor belt in October 2016.
The company was ordered to pay $55,000 in reparations to Vincent, in addition to the fine and costs.
A WorkSafe investigation found the Carter Holt Harvey plant had breached their health and safety regulations as the press was not guarded.
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E tū union organiser Annie Tothill said the judge took into account a number of previous cases against Carter Holt Harvey, some of which involved a lack of guarding.
"Steve was putting his body at risk. His whole body went into the press. Not only was there inadequate guarding: there was no guarding at all."
"Steve has suffered months of agony and recovery from his injuries – he's only recently had more surgery for the lung damage caused by this terrible accident and may require more," Tothill said.
"He is lucky to be alive."
Vincent initially spent a month in hospital recovering from his injuries but had to return to undergo surgery in August last year.