Cafe owner faces charges over health and safety breaches

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A company which runs a Sudbury cafe is due to appear in court later this month charged with nine breaches of health and safety regulations.

Liteball Ltd, which owns Huffers Cafeteria in King Street, is accused of failing to notify relevant authorities that employee Chelsea Stafford suffered a chemical eye injury on September 29.

It is also accused of failing to take efforts to avoid risks associated with using washing liquid containing sodium hydroxide, train staff on the substance’s risks, carry out risk assessments, control employee’s exposure to the chemical and to have suitable first aid personnel present in the event of an injury.

Liteball Ltd is also charged with having out-of-date medical supplies and drugs including anti-depressants in its first aid box on October 31 and failing to prepare a written health and safety policy on February 27 this year.

The case was adjourned until September 19.