Company fined £12,000 after worker developed asthma from decades of soldering

A design and manufacturing company has been fined after an employee carrying out soldering works developed occupational asthma. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard that when the employee joined the company in 1975 there was no extraction system in place. Approximately 15-20 years later the company introduced a small bench top air displacement box (ADB) as a […]

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