Worker left just 2mm away from losing an eye when a disc shattered and ricocheted at over 80 m/s thankfully in this case embedding in his safety googles rather than his eye.
In a blink of an eye this accident could have cost the operator his eyesight and according to Personal Injuries Assessment Board the employer would have paid out €138,000.
Protect your workers eyes:
- Ensure that your equipment is inspected and tested
- Ensure you have a detailed risk assessment
- Train your employees on the safe use of the equipment
- Ensure your employees are trained in the correct use and selection of their Personal Protective Equipment