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Health and Safety News - 3 August 2010

300 evacuated after bakery blaze

A fire at Warburtons Bakery in Bolton resulted in 300 employees being evacuated. Sixty firefighters and 10 pumps attended the scene.

Automotive parts firm fined £30,000

Michael Brewer was trying to repair a fully automated industrial robot for Dura Automotive Body and Glass Systems, when it struck him. He was left with a damaged voice box and was almost paralysed down one side of his body.

Firm fined over vehicle plunge

Humberside Aggregates and Excavations Ltd has been fined £30,000 over an incident involving an overturned wheel loader vehicle. An employee was using the vehicle to move sand when the access ramp edge he was driving on gave way - he suffered concussion and had to spend two days in hospital following the accident.

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