Five taken to hospital after steam escape at factory

PUBLISHED: 13:08 11 August 2006 | UPDATED: 19:47 01 June 2010

TWO workers are in hospital recovering from scalding injuries following an incident at a pet food factory in Wisbech. The workers were among five people taken to hospital after they were injured at Nestle Purina Petcare factory in Cromwell Road on Friday.

TWO workers are in hospital recovering from scalding injuries following an incident at a pet food factory in Wisbech.

The workers were among five people taken to hospital after they were injured at Nestle Purina Petcare factory in Cromwell Road on Friday.

The plant was evacuated.

A Nestle spokesman said that three people had since been discharged, but two remained at a special burns hospital in Chelmsford.

The spokesman said: "Nestle Purina regrets to confirm an incident occurred in its factory in Wisbech, during which steam escaped from equipment resulting in injuries to five employees.

"Nestle Purina's first priority and thoughts are with our employees and their families, and we have been providing constant active support to them since the incident.

"The cause of the steam escape is not known at this stage, but a full investigation is already underway.

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