Gloucester Gas Explosion Leaves Three Injured

HSE Investigating Cause Of Blast

17.12.2010

A lawyer at Irwin Mitchell has called on authorities to work thoroughly to provide answers as to what caused a gas explosion at a Gloucester garage which left three people injured.

The BBC reports that the Health and Safety Executive is now investigating the incident, which took place at the Pullman Fleet Services garage on Kingsway Business Park yesterday (December 16th).

It has been suggested that the explosion could have been caused by the ignition of fumes from an oxyacetylene tank.

All three of those injured are being treated for burns, with one victim described by police as having “life-changing” injuries.

Gary Walker, who specialises in group action claims for Irwin Mitchell, said: “Authorities in the area need to carry out a full and complete investigation into what caused this incident, particularly for the sake of the injured and their loved ones.

“While very few details have yet emerged on what happening, it is vital that every possible avenue into how this explosion came to pass is considered.

“In addition, it is also important that lessons that can be learnt from the investigation which will help to prevent similar incidents in the future.”