Car firm fined for explosion

Chorley car salvage firm Douglas Valley Breakers has been fined £40 thousand for a series of health and safety breaches which left a mechanic seriously injured as an explosion engulfed him in flames.

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Car firm fined after man is engulfed in flames

A mechanic from Wigan is lucky to be alive after becoming a human fireball.

Lee Roberts suffered severe burns when he went up in flames when he was about to empty fuel from a vehicle at Douglas Valley Breakers in Coppull.

Today the Chorley car salvage firm was fined £40 thousand for a series of health and safety failings and told to pay £25 thousand in prosecution costs.

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