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Wirral chemical firm fined £120,000 after fireball engulfs employee

08-05-2013

Waste deactivation area where an employee was engulfed by a fireball

A chemical firm has been fined £120,000 after an employee sustained severe burns when he was engulfed by a fireball at a factory in Wirral.

The 45-year-old from Kirkby was kept in an induced coma for seven weeks following a chemical explosion at SAFC Hitech Limited’s plant in Bromborough on 28 F…

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Firm fined after worker burned in gas pipe fire

30-05-2012

Metal gas pipe at demolition site that ignited in workers faceA demolition firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious burns when a gas pipe ignited in his face.

The employee, 37, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, was carrying out demolition work at a warehouse in Burton-on-Trent when he used an angle grinder to cut into a m…

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New Year's Eve explosion leaves two security guards in hospital

05-01-2012

Two security guards suffered serious facial burns after an explosion at the Welbeck Colliery site at Meden Vale on 31 December.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the incident along with police and the fire service as the source of the explosion at an electrical sub station at th…

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