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Court Summary - at a glance
- Hard wire and plumb in the container of “Principal”.
- Identify the risks and put in place controls for the task of decanting.
- Ensure the availability of suitable personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Have an effective system to monitor PPE used and worn by workers.
While the victim was moving the empty container, the tube that connects from the container up to the Dosetron pump snapped, flicking ‘Principal’ in his left eye and skin. He was not wearing any safety glasses, or an apron and sleeves to protect his skin from contact with the chemical.
The victim was transported to hospital for treatment. Following unsuccessful treatment, the victim was advised that his eye would need to be removed.