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Manchester plastic bag firm prosecuted over worker's finger loss

31-10-2011

A factory worker in Greater Manchester lost two fingers in a machine used to punch handles in plastic bags, a court has heard.

Arrow Flexible Packaging Ltd, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after the incident at the plant on Clarence Street in Golborne.

Trafford Magistrates'…

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Three hurt in Manchester Food and Drink Festival blast

11-10-2011

Three people have suffered serious burns after a gas cylinder exploded at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.

The blast happened shortly before 21:00 BST on Monday during a cookery demonstration at a stall in Albert Square by Manchester Town Hall.

Read the report from BBC News...

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