Up­date on dis­as­ter probe

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

THE town’s lead­ers have seen first hand the metic­u­lous progress by the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the tragic ex­plo­sion at Bosley.

Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley, Coun­cil­lor Les­ley Smetham, who rep­re­sents Bosley on Cheshire East Coun­cil, and its chief ex­ec­u­tive Mike Suarez vis­ited the Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive’s (HSE) lab­o­ra­tory in Bux­ton where phys­i­cal ev­i­dence re­cov­ered from the site of the deadly ex­plo­sions and fire is be­ing ex­am­ined.

Dur­ing the visit the group met with Richard Judge, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of HSE, and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion team in­clud­ing Vis­ual Pre­sen­ta­tion Ser­vices – who use tech­nol­ogy such as ae­rial drones for high res­o­lu­tion still and video pho­tog­ra­phy, laser map­ping and 3D mod­el­ling – and the en­gi­neer­ing team which use ad­vanced me­tal­lur­gi­cal anal­y­sis.

Speak­ing af­ter the visit Mr Rut­ley said: “It is good to see that pos­i­tive progress is be­ing made, and this is tes­ta­ment to the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion team, some of whom I was able to thank dur­ing the visit.

“It is im­por­tant for all those who have been af­fected by this tragic event to know that a full and thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way.”

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