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Essex: Investigation launched following explosion in factory

07:19 24 January 2014

Firefighters were called to a dust explosion at an Essex factory

Firefighters were called to a dust explosion at an Essex factory

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An investigation is under way this morning after man suffered burns to his head and neck when a dust explosion happened at a malting plant in Essex.

Two fire crews and paramedics were sent to Bairds Malt, in Witham, at about 2.05am today.

Firefighters reported that a 67-year-old man had suffered burns and they gave him first aid treatment until paramedics arrived.

The firefighters used one hose reel to tackle the fire ion a factory unit – it was brought under control at about 3.05am.

A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: “A fire investigation will be carried out to establish the cause.”

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