Man is seriously injured with chemical burns after huge 'explosion'

Man is seriously injured with chemical burns after huge ‘explosion’ on industrial estate near Manchester

  • Man in his 30s suffered chemical burns after explosion’ on an industrial estate 
  • Emergency services called to Cadishead, Greater Manchester, shortly after 11am
  • An onlooker said the noise sounded like ‘something exploding or collapsing’

A man is in hospital with ‘significant burn injuries’ after a chemical ‘explosion’ at an industrial estate this morning.

Police, fire and ambulance crews rushed to the scene in Cadishead, Greater Manchester, shortly after 11am following reports of a ‘really loud boom’.

The man in his 30s suffered chemical burns at the premises and has been taken to hospital in a serious condition, police confirmed.

One onlooker said: ‘The noise was really loud like a big boom something exploding or collapsing, that’s all I can say. Scary.’ 

The emergency services rushed to the scene in Cadishead, Greater Manchester, shortly after 11am after residents heard a ‘really loud boom’

Rescue teams cordon off the area at the industrial site as a man is taken to hospital with ‘significant burn injuries’

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) confirmed one man had been taken to hospital following the incident.

A spokesman for NWAS said: ‘We called about an incident 11:07, and we have attended with multiple resources including an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and members of Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). We have taken one male patient to hospital.’

Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Officers were called around 11.20am today to a report a man had suffered chemical burns at a premises on Liverpool Road, Cadishead.

‘Emergency services are in attendance and an investigation is ongoing. A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.’ 

An investigation is now under way after the man was rushed to hospital with chemical burns this morning

The ambulance service attended the scene with a rapid response vehicle and members of Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)

Firefighters from Irlam and Cheshire responded immediately and have established a cordon

‘Firefighters from Irlam and Cheshire responded immediately and are on the scene currently. 

‘One man has been seriously injured and conveyed to hospital by North West Ambulance Service with significant burn injuries.

‘Firefighters have rapidly established a cordon and made safe all other structures and hazardous materials on the site and a Hazardous Materials Officer is making an assessment of the scene.

‘Greater Manchester Police are at the incident and the Health and Safety Executive have been notified.’

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