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Local authority fined after child suffers chemical burns

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, the local authority which covers the Western Isles, was today fined after a boy suffered chemical burns. Stornoway Sheriff Court heard how employees of the local authority had cleaned the slipway and steps of the pier at Valtos Pier in Uig using sodium hypochlorite. Later that day, two children were crabbing […]

Tesco COSHH breaches left employee with chemical burns

An employee at the Tesco Extra store in Highwoods Square in Colchester, Essex, was cleaning an oven when the chemical product he was using splashed his face. He was not wearing goggles and his left eye and eyelid were burned. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court was told that the employee had difficulties following written and verbal instructions, […]