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Fire damages Flint Group plant in England

December 1, 2008

One injury reported as the investigation continues.

An explosion occurred at 10 a.m. December 1 at Flint Group’s manufacturing site in Slough, England, followed by a fire. The site was evacuated and the fire was quickly brought under control by local fire brigades. The cause of the explosion is not known yet.

The only reported injury is one person who received medical treatment for dust in the eyes. The investigation of the incident is ongoing.

“We will do all we can to quickly find out the extend of the damage and the cause of the incident and will inform about it as soon as more details are available,” says Operations Manger John Cheal.

Flint Group produces offset printing blankets at its facilities in Slough.