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Milton Keynes School Investigated After Fire Leaves Two Injured

HSE Urged To Provide Answers Over Incident


The Health and Safety Executive have launched an investigation after a woman and child suffered burns in a fire at a school in Milton Keynes.

A 35-year-old woman and six-year-old boy were taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital after the incident at Hazeley Academy yesterday afternoon (November 30th), which was reportedly caused by an experiment in a science laboratory.

Both of the victims who suffered the injuries are now in a stable condition.

Experts at Irwin Mitchell specialise in public liability claims and act for those hurt in incidents in public buildings including hospitals and schools.

David Urpeth, a Partner who specialises in such cases, said the key now is for more information to be gathered on what happened.

He said: “It is welcome news that the HSE has been called in to investigate this incident, as the fundamental issue now is to ensure that every aspect of this fire can be considered both quickly and thoroughly.

“Through our work we have sadly seen the life-changing injuries which can be caused as a result of incidents like this and it is vital that effort is made to identify any potential safety failing which could have contributed to it.

“This is particularly important due to the incident being in a school, as the parents of pupils will want reassurance that their children are at no risk of harm.

“The aim of the investigation has to undoubtedly be ensuring that lessons are learned which will guarantee that the same problems will not be seen again.”