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Explosion at UK facility leaves man with gas or chemical burns

15 June 2018

An explosion at a depot in Gloucester has left a man with suspected gas or chemical burns to his face and chest. The incident, which happened on June 11 shortly before 2pm, was at the Amey depot in Eastern Avenue. Two fire crews and an ambulance were called to the scene after a recycling compactor machine exploded.

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Paramedics treated a man at the scene for what are believed to be gas or chemical burns, and he was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

A spokeswoman for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service said the incident was not being treated as suspicious and the fire and rescue service were not carrying out any further investigations.

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