Man suffers third-degree burns at St Albans car garage

13 March 2014

An incident at a motor trader in St Albans has left a worker with third-degree burns.

Paramedics were called to Bridge Motors at Frogmore Business Park in St Albans, at 10:25 on Tuesday 11 March after a fire had left a man severely injured. Having receiving treatment at the scene he was airlifted to Broomfield Hospital in Essex. Roads were closed by police shortly after the incident and were reopened just before 12pm.

The accident serves as a reminder to any motor trader, particularly garages and mechanics, of the need to find an insurance broker who can not only provide adequate motor trade insurance for the vehicles in their care and the tools they own, but will also provide employers\’ liability insurance as part of the package to cover any injury sustained to workers on site.

The man, who has not been named but is said to be in his 40s, is now being attended to in the specialist burns unit within the Essex hospital. While exact details of how the man sustained the burns are unknown, Tony Kent, at Bridge Motors, did reveal that the victim who worked at the garage suffered “third-degree burns”.

The Hertfordshire police were informed and Giles Cooper, a spokesman from Hertfordshire Constabulary, said the Health and Safety Executive are now investigating the incident.