A Wellington meatworks company has notched up its seventh conviction in 10 years for health and safety breaches.
Taylor Preston was sentenced in the Wellington District Court for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure an employee was not exposed to a workplace hazard.
It was fined more than $72,500 and was also ordered to pay the injured worker $8,000 in reparation.
The conviction related to an incident in August 2013 in which cleaner Matelena Tuiluaai's fingers were caught in a roller pinch point, causing a fracture to the base of her thumb which required surgery and a metal plate.
Judge Stan Thorburn said the company did not have a have a good health and safety record.