Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -


MAC­CLES­FIELD MP David Rut­ley has met with the Min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for the Health & Safety Ex­ec­u­tive (HSE) to dis­cuss the tragic ex­plo­sion at Bosley’s Wood Treat­ment plant.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions at the site fin­ished be­fore Christ­mas and the road lead­ing to it has since been re­opened to the pub­lic.

HSE in­ves­ti­ga­tors are now un­der­tak­ing fur­ther in­ter­views with wit­nesses and care­fully re­view­ing the ex­ten­sive ev­i­dence it has gath­ered from the in­ci­dent site.

Mr Rut­ley met with min­is­ter Justin Tom­lin­son to dis­cuss the on-go­ing joint in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Cheshire Po­lice and Cheshire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice.

Work­ers Wil­liam Barks, Derek Moore, Ja­son Shin­gler and Dorothy Bai­ley all died in the disas­ter in July,

Mr Rut­ley said: “I will con­tinue to keep close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in the weeks and months ahead.”

The min­is­ter added: “The com­mu­nity can be as­sured that the joint in­ves­ti­ga­tion agen­cies will con­tinue to take for­ward a full and thor­ough re­view of the ex­plo­sion.”

In the weeks ahead, Mr Rut­ley plans to visit the HSE’s lab­o­ra­tory in Bux­ton to get a fur­ther up­date on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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