Incident directory

1972 - Oldham Battery Company

25/04/1972

Country:

UK

  • Building Fires

Severity:

Description

Date of event

25th April 1972.

Time of event

Unknown at this time.

Name of premises

Oldham Batteries Ltd.

Location

Denton, Lancashire.

Service area

Manchester Fire Brigade (MFB) then Greater Manchester County Fire Service (GMCFS) now Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).

Nature of incident

Fire & structural collapse

Property type

Industrial.

Premises use

Manufacture of batteries.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Members of staff.

Fire source and location of fire

Unknown at this time.

Synopsis

Brief Synopsis

A Station Officer (StnO) died on the 9th June 1972 due to the injuries sustained from a roof collapse at a fire incident on the 25th April 1972. The incident happened 3 days before the StnO was due to retire (House & Settle, 2016 and Unknown Author, 1972).

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Main findings, key lessons & areas for learning

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Fire & Rescue Service summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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FBU summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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Other report summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons &recommendations

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IFE Commentary & lessons if applicable

None produced at this time.

Known available source documents

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FRS Incident Report/s

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FBU Incident Report/s

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Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Incident Report/s and/or improvement notices

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Greater Manchester Police Incident Report/s

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North West Ambulance Service Incident Report

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Building Research Establishment (BRE) Reports/investigations/research

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Coroner’s report/s and/or Rule 43 and/or Regulation 28 Notices etc

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Dear Chief Officer Letters (DCOL), FRS Circulars, FRS Notices and/or Bulletins etc

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Notifications from National Operational Learning User Group (NOLUG) and/or Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP)

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Other information sources

House, A. & Settle, P. et al. (2016). The firefighter memorial trust book of remembrance. [online]. Available at; http://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/FirefighterMemorialTrust/Content/Filler  [Accessed 20th September 2017]. The Firefighters Memorial Trust.

Note; with the above source reference, it is not currently possible to link directly to the relevant page of the memorial book.

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Unknown Author. (1972). Mr. W. McLaughlan. Fire. (August). Page 128.

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Service learning material

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Videos available

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