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Chorley vehicle parts firm fined after mechanic suffers burns

A Lancashire vehicle salvage firm has been fined £40,000 after a mechanic suffered severe burns when an inspection pit burst into flames.

CCTV of the incident, at Douglas Valley Breakers, Chorley, shows Lee Roberts working in the pit to drain fuel from a van. Seconds later, fire breaks out.

At Preston Crown Court, the firm were also told to pay £25,000 in costs following the incident in 2010.