Blast survivor 'conscious and talking to family'

Blast survivor 'conscious and talking to family'

By Naumaan Farooq | 14/01/2011 0 comments

Blast survivor 'conscious and talking to family'

A MAN who escaped death after an explosion ripped through a Rotherham waste plant is being transferred to the burns unit at hospital.

Peter Lindon Davis, who received serious injuries after a pressure vessel exploded inside the Sterecycle site on Sheffield Road, killing 42-year-old best friend Michael Whinfrey, remains today at Northern General Hospital.

Peter has extensive injuries but is conscious and talking to family.

It is understood that the 51-year-old Barnsley man, and the Wickersley father of three became trapped after the blast at 2.40pm on Tuesday.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a doctor, a clinical team, a hazardous area response team, and a helicopter to the scene, while more than 20 firefighters also attended.

Despite being airlifted to Leeds General Hospital, Michael died three hours after the explosion.

An investigation into the incident is still ongoing and the site’s operations remain suspended.

Michael's friends and family, including his daughter Lindsey, have been paying tribute to him. Click here to add your message of condolence.

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