Binman in Hitchin hit by firework in truck
- 23 November 2012
- From the section Beds, Herts & Bucks
A binman suffered burns to his hand and face when he was struck by a firework which exploded in the back of a refuse truck in Hertfordshire.
The Veolia Environmental Services worker was injured while working in Garden Row, Hitchin, at 07:50 GMT.
The man received slight burns to his hand and face was taken to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.
In a joint statement, North Hertfordshire District Council and Veolia said they were investigating.
They said the Health and Safety Executive had been informed.