An accidental fire ripped through Select Pharma Labs on the 26th of July and has claimed several lives.
A spokesperson for Select Pharma Labs has commented:
“This unfortunate incident has roots in worker error. It would appear to our investigators that our safety officer, Greg Heart failed to properly monitor a pressure valve maintaining a batch of volatile chemicals. This unfortunately led to a severe explosion that claimed the lives of Greg and several of his team. Thankfully, our response teams are amongst the best in the industry and made sure that further life loss was minimised”.
The spokesperson has confirmed that the loss of life has been limited to eight employees and that their investigation teams are currently reviewing standards and practices to make sure that this accident is never repeated.