A work injury sustained by a worker in a Wirral chemical factory caused permanent scarring and severe pain, it has been revealed.
Dean Moore suffered burns to his neck and shoulders when lithium chloride in a container he was cleaning at the FMC Chemicals plant got onto his skin.
The company was successfully prosecuted at Wirral Magistrates’ Court by the Health and Safety Executive and fined GBP 13,485 following the work injury, after it emerged that 39-year-old Mr Moore had not received suitable training.
Mr Moore said: "We had been using steam to unblock the pipes and had assumed they were all clear when a load of the chemical poured out.
"I thought safety measures were in place but obviously they weren’t."
In December, waste management company Veolia ES Cleanaway was fined GBP 150,000 for health and safety breaches following a major chemical fire in Preston.
The blaze resulted in sections of the M6 and M55 being shut for several hours during a busy morning commuting period on July 2nd 2007.
Posted by Verity Taylor