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Viridor employee seriously injured at MRF

An employee of Viridor has been seriously injured at its Longley Lane MRF in Manchester. The incident involved a 29-year-old employee on 13 August.

A Greater Manchester police spokesman quoted in a local newspaper report said:  “We were called at 11.15pm to reports of a work-based accident involving a conveyor belt.

”Emergency services were called and the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his arm. A joint police/Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation has been launched and remains ongoing.”

A Viridor spokesperson said: “The employee was taken straight to hospital following the incident and the MRF is closed while the incident is investigated.

“Viridor takes the safety and wellbeing of its employees very seriously and is co-operating fully with Greater Manchester Police and the HSE.

“The employee’s family have been notified.”

The man is understood to be in a stable condition and his injuries are not life-threatening.

The death of an employee at Bywaters’ MRF in east London in June prompted the HSE to issue a bulletin to remind the waste and recycling industry that contact with moving machinery was one of the main causes of serious incidents in the sector.

  • Story updated 15 August to remove details of the injury which were not confirmed.


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