Sterecycle blast plant back in operation

AN INDUSTRIAL plant under investigation after an explosion killed an employee and seriously injured another, has announced it has recommenced all operations as of today.

AN INDUSTRIAL plant under investigation after an explosion killed an employee and seriously injured another, restarted operations.

A pressure vessel at the plant, in Sheffield Road, Templeborough, exploded in January, killing one man and injuring another.

Sterecycle appointed a specialist in process safety, ABB Engineering, to carry out an internal investigation. 

And the company says it has now complied with all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stipulations and implemented the recommendations of safety specialists ABB. 

A pressure vessel, which was not involved in the January 11 incident has been modified according to ABB's recommendations and the plant has officially resumed taking waste from the Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (BDR) Waste Partnership. 

Sterecycle says the second pressure vessel will be brought back into use over the coming weeks.

Workman Michael Whinfey (42), of Wickersley, died three hours after being airlifted to Leeds General Hospital after the explosion.

His colleague, Peter Lindon Davis (51), was treated for serious injuries at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield for several weeks.

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