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Worker’s clothing set alight in electrical explosion

An Aberdeen building firm has been prosecuted after a joiner’s boiler suit was set on fire when a short circuit caused a localised electrical explosion.

George Forbes, 62, of Nigg, Aberdeen, was working for Graeme W Cheyne (Builders) Ltd refurbishing flats on Holburn Street in the city on 11 November 2008 when he attempted to move a redundant electricity power supply, known as a fuse cut-out, because he needed to fit new plasterboard behind it.

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