Category: Business insurance
A pub landlord in South Tyneside has been left with burns during an accident at work, which may concern business insurance customers in the hospitality industry.
Colin Purdy, who runs the County Hotel in South Shields, was admitted to hospital last week with 40 per cent burns to his upper body after investigating a fire in the establishment's kitchen.
The 49-year-old was hit with hot oil when a fryer in the kitchen exploded, which required emergency treatment at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
South Shields fire station watch manager Dave Tiernan told the Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette: "We are all rooting for him at the fire station and pray he has a speedy recovery."
Another worker at the pub, thought to be a chef, was also treated for minor burns at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, but was later sent home.
Last month, Indorama Polymers Workington was fined £20,000 for an accident that saw a worker suffer severe burns to his head, face, arms and hands when he was hit by a fireball.
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