17 June 2009
A large fire at a chemical plant in Leominster in Hereford has meant that 200 people have had to leave their homes because of fears of possible explosions. An exclusion zone has been set up in the area and many local roads have been closed.
The complex claims team at Leigh Day & Co has represented many people and businesses who were affected or injured by an explosion and fire at the Buncefield fuel depot in December 2005 that caused extensive damage to surrounding homes and businesses. Claims in that case amounted to over £750 million.
The fire in Leominster could affect some 50,000 litres of chemicals together with a number of butane gas cylinders. Chemical on the site include a type of isocyanate which can be toxic, and is used to make clear plastic films used in packaging. The Environment Agency is said to be taking steps to prevent spillages into the local water supply. The plume of smoke carrying chemicals from the factory is currently covering the north of the town.
If you have been affected by the Leominster fire and would like to speak to one of our lawyers please contact Gene Matthews
on 020 7650 1236.
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