Two Workers Suffer Burns In Fife Factory Explosion

HSE Called In To Investigate Incident


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating after two electricians suffered burns in an explosion at a Raytheon Systems factory in Glenrothes.

Both of the men suffered facial injuries in the incident yesterday afternoon (December 5th), which reportedly occurred when a circuit board they were working on set alight.

The factory was evacuated while emergency services worked to tackle the fire, while the two men were taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline for treatment. They have since been transferred to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Specialists at Irwin Mitchell act for those who have suffered serious injury as a result of accidents at work, including those hurt in industrial explosions and fires.

Elaine Russell, a Partner and expert in work accident claims at the firm’s Glasgow office, said: “This is a very serious incident and we hope that the HSE is able to work quickly to determine how it came to occur.

“We have acted for people who have suffered serious injury in similar circumstances and have seen the devastating impact that such incidents can have.

“It is vital that authorities take every possible step to ensure lessons can be learned from this incident which at least reduce the possibility of the same problems being seen again. The aim has to be to ensure no one else is hurt like this in the future.”