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Fire damages Oxfordshire plastics plant

18 May 2012

A plastics manufacturing plant in Oxfordshire that provides safety equipment for construction sites has been hit by fire. Part of the Oxford Plastics plant in Enstone was damaged in the blaze which broke out on the night of May 11. 

One worker who became trapped in the burning building had to be pulled out by his colleagues. He was rushed to hospital suffering with severe smoke inhalation but was later reported to be out of danger.

An investigation is now being undertaken by fire officers but the blaze has been described as accidental.

In a statement Oxford Plastics described the action of co-workers in rescuing their injured colleague as ' heroic.'

The company added that it was planning to be back in full production early this week.

Oxford Plastic Systems, founded in 1985 and working mainly with recycled plastic, is a major supplier of traffic management and safety equipment to event and construction sites.

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