Fast food worker cut by pen, not razor

Last updated 11:34 27/02/2008

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A broken pen and not a razor blade is being blamed for cutting a teenage staff member in a McDonald's restaurant Playland tunnel.

Police investigated after 16-year-old Lisa Daurua received cuts to her stomach while cleaning the tunnel at the New Plymouth restaurant on January 24.

Ms Daurua said she believed her injury was caused by a razor blade deliberately placed in the tunnel.

However, police confirmed they have now ruled that out and found that a broken pen owned by the staff member caused the injuries.

"No external party has been found to be involved in the incident, and no crime has taken place," said McDonald's managing director Mark Hawthorne.

"The incident... has been found to be an accident caused by a broken pen belonging to the crew person."

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