Man suffers serious injuries after incident at Teesside fuel plant

Greenergy Biofuels Teesside Ltd, on Seal Sands Road
Greenergy Biofuels Teesside Ltd, on Seal Sands Road -Credit:Teesside Live

A man has been left with serious injuries after an incident at a Teesside fuel plant.

An investigation has been launched after a person was injured at the Greenergy Biofuels Teesside Ltd, off Seal Sands Road, on Tuesday morning. Emergency services attended around 9am, with the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) confirming that one person was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, for treatment.

Greenergy has since confirmed that it is "monitoring the situation" but did not provide any further details on the nature of the incident. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it is aware of the incident and is "making enquiries."

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NEAS previously confirmed it sent an ambulance crew, a specialist paramedic, a clinical team leader, and a crew from our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene. It also requested support from the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), which drove to the plant in a rapid-response vehicle.

GNAAS ambulance teams worked alongside NEAS to stabilise the man before he was taken to hospital. A Greenergy spokesperson said: "We can confirm an incident took place this morning [Tuesday] at our Teesside biofuel plant. Ambulance have been in attendance, and someone has been taken to hospital. We are monitoring the situation, and a full investigation is underway."

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "Officers were called to an incident at Greenergy Biofuels Teesside this morning (May 7). A man suffered serious injuries and he was taken to hospital for treatment. The Heath and Safety Executive has been notified."