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Sunday 15 September 2019
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Hospital fined for chemical hazard

A hospital has been fined almost GBP 20,000 after one of its employees was exposed to a hazardous chemical while cleaning an X-ray film processor.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS trust, based in Grantham, Lincolnshire, was fined GBP 18,500 and ordered to pay costs of GBP 3,500 after pleading guilty to breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and the Management of Health and Safety Regulations at Boston Magistrates' Court.