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Aerospace company fined after worker injury

8th November 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Inflite Engineering has been fined £17,000 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after a worker suffered an eye injury in the workplace.

The 39-year-old, who does not want to be identified, sustained a chemical burn to his eyelid after sodium hydroxide crystals came into contact with his face last November.

A HSE investigation found that more could and should have been done to stop the incident from happening, as the employee was also at risk of falling into a storage tank.

HSE inspector Vicky Fletcher said: "Inflite Engineering Ltd failed to adequately assess the risks when they asked their employees to clean out the tank, and failed to provide adequate control measures to ensure the job could be done safely."

This latest prosecution comes after HSE released its Health and Safety Toolbox, which acts as an online guide for small businesses.

It is written with busy companies in mind and offers guidance on specific tasks.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801484361-ADNFCR


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