Two seriously injured in UK gas explosion
21 September 2017
Two men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a gas explosion at a Nottingham industrial estate in Central England on September 20. Emergency services said the blast happened at the Bio Dynamic UK plant in Colwick, which converts food waste into energy.
Witnesses said the blast took place in a 30-foot long anaerobic digester tank, lifting it 10ft off the ground.
Nottinghamshire Police said: "We're not treating the incident as suspicious and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is now dealing with the matter in its entirety."
Bio Dynamic UK added: "Two of our friends and colleagues have been injured and our main focus and concerns are with them. "The accident was not as a result of any failure in the normal operation of our plant and we are now working with the HSE to understand how this incident occurred. Following liaison with the Environment Agency we can confirm there has been no harm to the local environment."