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Builder fined for preventable workplace accident

A building company has been under the HSE’s scrutiny after one if its employees was injured by some flying metal.  A piece of metal flew into a workers eye causing permanent injury.

The Magistrates Court heard how the accident happened as a worker was operating a nail gun to fasten a piece of timber to a steel lintel.  As he used the dangerous equipment, a fragment of metal sheared off and flew into a nearby workers eye who was not wearing eye protection.

The HSE found that neither the operator of the nail gun or the injured worker were wearing adequate eye protection for use with such dangerous machinery.  The operator was only wearing light weight goggles which would have served as no protection if the splinter had gone into his face and he was lucky to not have been injured.   

The building contractor was fined £6,500 and ordered to pay £898.20 in costs after pleading guilty to an offence under Regulation 4(1) of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.

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