A Victorian tomato farm has been fined $30,000 after a worker's arm was crushed in machinery.
The Tatura Fresh worker was left with nerve damage after his arm was caught in machinery that didn't meet Australian safety standards in January 2019.
The company, based in the state's north, was this week convicted and fined in Shepparton Magistrates Court for failing to meet workplace health and safety laws.
The man had been operating an imported leaf mat washer that had no safety switch and the emergency stop control wasn't operational, according to WorkSafe.
"A worker has received serious and possibly life-long injuries from an incident that could easily have been prevented," WorkSafe's health and safety executive director, Julie Nielsen, said.
The farm was ordered to pay $3623 in legal costs on top of the fine.