70-year-old burned by caustic soda

Source: on 2009-07-17 14:36:00

A car dealership has been prosecuted after a 70-year-old employee was burned by spilt chemical.Alan Wharfe, who worked as a valeter at Castlemead Brokerage in Hemel Hempstead, was transferring concentrated sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) - which is used to de-grease cars - from a can to a drum when it spilled on his feet in July last year.Wharfe needed a skin graft and had to spend a week in hospital.Following ...

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