Worker injured in South Yorkshire factory blaze

Firefighters.
Firefighters.

A worker has been taken to hospital after a fire at a factory in Barnsley.

The blaze broke out at the Premdor factory in Darton at 1.25pm yesterday.

Staff were evacuated from the site while crews from Barnsley, Lundwood and Tankersley stations spent three hours putting the blaze out.

A fire brigade spokesperson said one casualty - it is not clear at this stage if they were a man or woman - was taken to hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.

They added that the fire originated in a boiler and conveyor belt at the factory, which manufacturers doors.

Firefighters were called back to the same site at 8.30pm last night as another blaze took hold in a cavity wall.

The spokesperson said this had reignited from the earlier blaze.

The same three crews spent two hours tackling the fire.

Staff were again evacuated from the site.

In a statement, Premdor said: "An incident occurred at the manufacturing site of Premdor Crosby Limited on 22nd March 2018, resulting in an injury to one employee.

"The employee was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life threatening.

"An investigation as to the cause of the incident is underway and the company has notified, and is partnering with, the appropriate agencies.

"Until the investigation is complete, there is no additional information to share regarding the injury to the employee or the cause of the incident."