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HSE at major incident in Cheshire

Date:
19 July 2015

The Health and Safety Executive has, since Friday, supported the emergency services in their response to a major incident at a mill in Cheshire.

HSE teams joined police and rescue services at command centres and have advised on matters including the presence of asbestos and LPG tanks.

Yesterday (Saturday), HSE inspectors went to the scene itself, a wood flour mill in Bosley, and witnessed the devastation first-hand.

Parts of the building and infrastructure have been destroyed and rescue teams are attempting to find four people who were reported missing.

HSE, and specialists from its Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), will join the other agencies in seeking to establish the cause of the incident.

The thoughts of everyone at HSE are with those affected by this incident.

For updates on the incident, follow @CheshireFire, @cheshirepolice and #BosleyIncident

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