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A textiles manufacturer was fined £100,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he was covered by hot dye and steam during a maintenance job. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company did not have effective procedures in place for fault-finding when employees encountered a problem with machinery. There were no instructions to employees on what constituted fault-finding or at what stage, isolation of the plant was required. Neither was there any requirement for a permit system for undertaking maintenance on pressure systems. There was also an insufficient level of monitoring in place to review maintenance operations to ensure employees were working safely.