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Chemical firm in court after fireball horror

A subsidiary of a global chemical company has been fined £20,000 after a welder suffered serious burns in a dust explosion at one of its plants in Cumbria.

David Lightfoot, 58, was carrying out welding work on a large container at Indorama Polymers (Workington) Ltd’s site in Siddick. The container housed 380 tonnes of the explosive powder, Terephthalic acid.

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