Two injured after explosion at Nottingham industrial estate
An explosion an industrial plant in Colwick, Nottingham, yesterday (20 September) has left two men with serious injuries.
The emergency services were called to Bio Dynamic on Colwick Industrial Estate yesterday morning after a tanker at the plant, which specialises in turning food waste into energy, exploded and collapsed.
Officials from the Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agency joined emergency services in making the area safe. Police say they are now investigating the cause of the incident.
In a statement to the Nottingham Post, Bio Dynamic said: ““Unfortunately today there was an accident at our AD (Anaerobic Digestion) facility in Colwick in Nottingham.
“Two of our friends and colleagues have been injured and our main focus and concerns are with them.
“The accident was not as a result of any failure in the normal operation of our plant and we are now working with the HSE to understand how this incident occurred.
“Following liaison with the Environment Agency we can confirm there has been no harm to the local environment.”
A statement from Nottinghamshire Police said: “We received reports of a gas explosion and collapse of a tanker just before 10.15am today (Wednesday 20 September 2017). The fire and ambulance services also attended.
“We don’t believe the incident is terrorism-related. Two men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
“We have secured the scene and are working with partners to establish the cause of what occurred.”
Bio Dynamic was incorporated on 18 June 2013. The plant in Colwick processes some 50,000 tonnes of food waste a year.