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Barnsley man seriously injured in Rotherham explosion

Category: England

Published: 12th Jan 2011 09:08:49

A man faces "potentially life-changing injuries" following an explosion at a waste recycling plant in Rotherham, in which another man died.

Police said the 50-year-old man, from Barnsley, had received serious injuries to his head and body but was in a stable condition in hospital.

The explosion happened at the Sterecycle waste plant on Sheffield Road on Tuesday afternoon.

A 42-year-old Rotherham man was airlifted to hospital but later died.

South Yorkshire Police said an investigation into the explosion was under way.

Sterecycle chief executive officer Tom Shields said: "We will urgently investigate the causes of the incident and ensure that all necessary actions are taken."

Operations at the plant have been suspended.

Police said the explosion caused damage to parked cars on Sheffield Road, which was closed for nearly three hours.

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