Wigan scrap firm fined over workshop blaze

A WIGAN company has been fined £40,000 and ordered to pay costs of a further £25,000 after a car mechanic suffered severe burns when the inspection pit he was standing in burst into flames.

A court was shown CCTV footage on Thursday of the incident in 2010 when Lee Roberts, 33 from Wigan, was working underneath a van at Douglas Valley Breakers Ltd’s workshop on Blainscough Lane in Coppull when fire suddenly erupts.

The company was prosecuted after a joint investigation by the Health and Safety Executiv... For the full story register now for free or login below...