Two workers hurt at Stockton Imperial Tankers site

Imperial Tankers Investigations have started after the two men were struck

Two men were struck by a piece of lifting equipment as they worked on a Teesside industrial site.

The pair were working in an inspection pit at Imperial Tankers, Preston Farm Industrial Estate, Stockton.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called but they were driven to hospital by ambulance. Their conditions are not known.

The Health and Safety Executive said it was making initial inquiries.

An Imperial Tankers spokesman said: "A colleague has gone to the hospital to offer any assistance that might be needed and the workers' families have been informed of the accident."

He said the company's health and safety team was at the site and carrying out an inquiry and would also work with external agencies to conduct a thorough investigation.

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    Number of church-goers falls 17:50: Nicki Hornby BBC Newcastle

    There's been a big fall in the number of people going to a Catholic Church in the North East over the last 10 years - congregations have thinned by more than 12,000.

    But on an average week nearly 40,000 people still attend services - which is about the same number who go to the Stadium of Light to see a home game. This week we're finding out what the job of a Roman Catholic priest is like.

    Katherine and Rob

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    Finish line taking shape 17:43: Lloyd Watson BBC News

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    South Shields finish line

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    Fare donated to charity 17:36:

    A North East taxi driver has donated a £30 fare to charity after it was paid by a man who ran off but then handed himself in.

    Durham Police said a young man fled leaving an unpaid fare of £23. After seeing an appeal to find for him, he gave himself up and offered to pay £30.

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    On the programme tonight 17:23: BBC Look North

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    Running for friend's memory 17:12: Stephanie Finnon BBC Newcastle

    Two friends from South Shields are running the Great North Run in memory of their friend who died over the summer.

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    • BBC Tees: Sixty-five jobs are to be lost at a foundry in Guisborough after its American parent company announced it is to close.
    • BBC Newcastle: Jon Harle and Anne Leuchars have a round-up of the day's news.
    Borini defends Liverpool stay 16:50:

    Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has denied accusations he wanted too much money after turning down two moves during the transfer window.

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    Fabio Borini

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    Fire damaged shops reopen 16:42: Andy Bell BBC Tees

    A row of shops devastated by fire in Eaglescliffe has finally reopened after more than two years.

    The blaze, which started in the pizza takeaway at the Orchard Shops on Durham Lane in May 2012, was so ferocious it took 40 firefighters more than 12 hours to get it under control.

    Shops on fire

    After months of hard work, Eaglescliffe's most famous resident, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, was on hand to cut the ribbon and officially declare the shops open. Hear my full report on BBC Tees at 16:50.

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    Foundry closure: 65 jobs to go 16:19:

    A foundry in Guisborough is to close by the end of November with the loss of 65 jobs, it has been announced.

    Tim Myers, president of ESCO's construction & industrial division, said demand for its products had decreased by 30% from its 2007 peak, and is "is currently running at less than half of its capacity".

    ESCO building in Guisborough

    ESCO is offering enhanced redundancy payments, outplacement and other services to departing staff.

    Tea in the cricket 16:10: Martin Emmerson BBC Newcastle

    It's tea in the cricket and Notts have an enormous job on their hands if they are to save this game against Durham.

    They are 83-3 and still 292 short of chasing down a record fourth innings score in Chester-le-Street of 375. Steve Mullaney made 14, James Taylor six and Samit Patel 11.

    News on the hour 15:59:

    The top local headlines at 16:00 include:

    • BBC Tees: Northallerton Police Station has reopened after officers found a suspicious package.
    • BBC Newcastle: Jon Harle and Anne Leuchars have a round-up of the day's news.
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    Colback out of England game 15:37:

    Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback will miss out on making his England debut tomorrow against Norway after failing to recover from an injury.

    The 24-year-old picked up the knock playing for Newcastle against Crystal Palace, although he is hoping to take part in training on Thursday.

    England players
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    A rare seabird has had its most successful breeding year in the North East for two decades, experts say.

    Little tern colonies across three sites in Beadnell Bay, Lindisfarne and Crimdon Dene have produced more than 180 chicks this year.

    Little Tern

    The success is said to be largely down to good weather and rangers and volunteers patrolling the beaches. The RSPB said these "much-needed" patrols protected the shore birds from predators and humans.

    Chef visits eat project 15:16: Russell Ward BBC Newcastle

    Celebrity chef John Torode revisits Age UK's Come Eat Together project in Stanley, County Durham, after it was voted UK's best health project in the National Lottery Awards. He first saw the project earlier this year.

     John Torode revisits Age UK's Come Eat Together project in Stanley
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    The BBC Sport website is taking a look at some of the stories behind panic buys on transfer deadline days gone by.

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    Northumberland bird wins photo prize 14:38:

    A picture of a bird in Northumberland is the subject of an award-winning photograph.

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    Weather forecast

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    Burglars tunnel into pet shop 13:47: The Gazette Newspaper

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    Collingwood hits century 13:37: Martin Emmerson BBC Newcastle

    That's a stunning 100 for Paul Collingwood who gets there in 219 balls and 10 fours with the last man at the other end, before being bowled next delivery!

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    Royal Mail Sunday service 12:32: Stephanie Finnon BBC Newcastle

    Newcastle, North Tyneside and South Shields will be among 100 delivery offices to open for the first time this Sunday.

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    Andrew Trueman

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    Lancaster Bomber

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    Scotland and Us 11:37: Lloyd Watson BBC News

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    Carol Malia and Richard Moss with a panel

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    Cliff-jump teens rescued 10:33: News Guardian Newspaper

    Four teenagers were rescued after jumping 70ft off a cliff in Cullercoats.

    SAFC get their Coates 10:22: Matthew Raisbeck BBC Newcastle

    There's been some speculation on how to pronounce Sunderland's new loan signing Sebastian Coates from Liverpool. I've heard of multiple variations from "Coats", "Quatez" and "Cwatez".

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    Sebastian Coates
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    A woman was stabbed in the arm with a pen while trying to stop a man tampering with a coach in Blackpool.

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    Woman with pen in arm

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    News on the hour 09:57:

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    Great North Run celebrated with art 09:45: Russell Ward BBC Newcastle

    Four exhibitions featuring artwork and great North Easterners have opened in South Shields to celebrate the Great North Run - and the race's millionth finisher, who will cross the line this Sunday.

    Artists Michelle Castles with her Wavemaker installation

    One installation, Wavemaker, by Michelle Castles (pictured) is at the town's Haven Point leisure complex.

    A1 cleared at Lobley Hill 09:33:

    Northumbria Police tweets: Road now clear after earlier incident nr #A1 #LobleyHill. Motorists are thanked for their patience

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    'A thousand PPI complaints a day' 09:22: Stephanie McGovern BBC presenter & School Report mentor

    Financial Ombudsman Caroline Wayman tells me they're still getting 1,000 complaints a day about payment protection insurance (PPI).

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    Boro sign Vossen, Blackman and Wildschut 08:50: Joe Townsend BBC Sport

    On a busy deadline day, Middlesbrough signed striker Jelle Vossen and goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on loan, and Dutch winger Yanic Wildschut permanently.

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    Jelle Vossen

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    Head teacher admits assaulting girl 08:43: Hannah McMahon BBC Tees

    A former Middlesbrough head teacher has admitted sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

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    Sunderland welcomes Alvarez 08:32: Matthew Raisbeck BBC Newcastle

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    Fabio Borini

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    Weather forecast

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    Ben Arfa joins Hull City 08:10: Matthew Raisbeck BBC Newcastle

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    Hatem Ben Arfa

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    Diversion southbound on A1 08:05:

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