After a cloud of toxic gas escaped from a factory, a worker who came in contact with the gas died, reports say.
The worker, Paul Doyley, from Immingham, near London, was fatally injured when titanium tetrachloride fumes escaped from the Cristal Global site earlier this year.
Although he received treatment for chemical burns and inhalation of toxic fumes in a specialist burns unit at Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Doyley, who was 48 and had been with the company for 20 years, died from the injuries he sustained in the incident.
In addition, two other men suffered chemical burns in the leak. One man is still receiving treatment and the other was taken to hospital but released a few hours after the accident.
At least 10 fire crews were at the scene. Firefighters used a blanket of foam to contain the spillage, but the plant was shut down for some time as officials from the Health and Safety Executive investigated.
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