A DELIVERY driver was rushed to hospital with burns to his face after an incident at a brewery.
Emergency services raced to Camerons Brewery, in Waldon Street, Hartlepool, yesterday morning after receiving reports of the incident.
The victim, a driver for Holchem Laboratories, based in Lancashire, was taken to the University Hospital of Hartlepool by ambulance to be treated for his injuries.
The brewery confirmed that an incident occurred on their site involving an outside contractor, but did not comment on exactly what had happened.
Crews from Stranton and Stockton fire stations attended the scene and used half a drum of a special absorbing material to contain a spillage.
Two of the fire crew wore breathing apparatus during the operation.
The brewery and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched investigations after inspectors visited the site yesterday.
A spokesperson for Cleveland Police confirmed officers were called to a business site at around 8.10am yesterday following reports of an industrial accident. They immediately informed the HSE.
A HSE spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the incident at Camerons Brewery, in Hartlepool.
“Inspectors visited the site and an investigation is underway.”
Yousef Doubooni, the marketing manager for Camerons Brewery, told the Mail: “We can confirm that an incident occurred on Thursday morning at 7.50am involving an outside contractor at the Camerons Brewery site.
“Camerons Brewery will be holding a thorough investigation into this incident, but until this is complete we cannot comment further on the events.”
Holchem Laboratories declined the opportunity to comment.