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Wigan scrap firm fined over workshop blaze

Chris Barry
Chris Barry
Editor, North West

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 Executive (HSE) and La... for the full story register now for free or login below...

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