Manufacturer Fined After Worker Killed By Giant Blender

An Australian brake-pad manufacturer has been fined more than $125,000 following a March 2008 incident in which a worker was killed while cleaning an industrial-size blender.

An investigation found the company, FIP Brakes International in suburban Sydney, had a "significant number of safety failings" that led to the blender being turned on while the employee was inside the machine, The Daily Telegraph reports.