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


If not are you prepared for the consequence, how will you deal with having to make the phone call to your workers family, will you be able look your employee in the eye again or not??