Firm fined after worker suffered radiation burns

A Hartlepool firm has been fined after a worker suffered radiation burns.

The man from Redcar, who has not been named, has severe tissue damage to the middle, ring and little fingers of his right hand after the incident in September 2012.

The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted his employers, Mistras ETS Ltd for 'serious safety failings.'

The worker was employed at the Mistras ETS Ltd’s Graythorpe Industrial Estate premises in Hartlepool, where the company provides industrial radiography services, including x-rays.

The firm was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £4,930 in costs.