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Emergency services are currently attending a scene on Liverpool Road in which at least one person is thought to have been injured after a large boom was heard across parts of Salford this morning.

Shortly after 11am this morning (22nd Dec), police fire and ambulance services were seen arriving at a premises on Liverpool Road in Cadishead, a man said to be in his 30's was later rushed to hospital in a serious condition after suffering chemical burns.

A hazardous materials team (HART) are on site and dealing with the situation and an investigation into the incident is underway.

A NWAS spokesperson said:



“We called about an incident 11:07, and we have attended with multiple resources including an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and members of Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).

“We have taken one male patient to hospital.”


Greater Manchester Police have released the following statement:



"Officers were called around 11.20am today (Tuesday 22 December 2020) to a report a man had suffered chemical burns at a premises on Liverpool Road, Cadishead.

"Emergency services are in attendance and an investigation is ongoing.

"A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital in a serious condition."


Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Services, said:



"At 11.16 this morning, 22nd December 2020, we received a 999 call reporting that a chemical explosion had occurred at an industrial site on Liverpool Road, Irlam.

"Firefighters from Irlam and Cheshire responded immediately and are on the scene currently. One man has been seriously injured and conveyed to hospital by North West Ambulance Service with significant burn injuries.

"Firefighters have rapidly established a cordon and made safe all other structures and hazardous materials on the site and a Hazardous Materials Officer is making an assessment of the scene.

"Greater Manchester Police are at the incident and the Health and Safety Executive have been notified.


We will update this article as we know more.

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