Bosley Wood Explosion Victims Instruct Lawyers In Battle For Answers

Families Seeking Help And Support To Aid Their Recovery From Blast Trauma

19.08.2015

Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397

Families affected by the Bosley Wood Flour Mill explosion who are seeking answers as to the cause of the blast have instructed lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate on their behalf as they try to come to terms with what happened.

The explosion at the mill near Macclesfield on Friday 17th July killed four workers and left many others suffering with serious injuries together with the psychological trauma of the ordeal. It is believed a total of 35 employees were on site at the time of the explosion, many of them were assessed at the scene, with four people taken to hospital.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Police are understood to be investigating the cause of the explosion and it has been revealed that the Wood Flour Mill site was also struck by fires in 2010 and 2012.

Now the families of those who died in the explosion, as well as others left injured, have instructed specialist serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office to investigate and to help provide support and assistance in managing the devastating consequences.

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“We’re supporting several families affected, either from losing their loved ones or those who have suffered physical and psychological injuries because of what happened”.

“It will take some time for people to recover from the trauma of what happened and it is important that those who were injured get the help and rehabilitation they need. Many others caught up in the blast have also lost friends and colleagues and may need counselling or therapy to recover mentally from this tragedy”.

“We will now be seeking to work with the authorities as we begin our own investigations into what happened and seek to provide the necessary support for the victims.”
Jonathan Betts, Partner

Our clients have asked us to convey their heartfelt thanks to Cheshire Fire and Rescue, the Police and those who have generously contributed donations to Bosley Fire Disaster Fund.

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