Staff escape injury after Goss press fire at Polestar Petty

By Simon Nias, Friday 03 February 2012

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Firefighters were called out to a fire at Polestar Petty in Leeds on Wednesday (1 February) after a problem with a Goss Sunday M4000 press.


Polestar group chief executive Barry Hibbert confirmed that nobody was injured as a result of the fire, which required three appliances - two from Leeds and one from Hunslet - to extinguish.

Polestar group operations director Peter Andreou said: "It appears that it was caused by a seized roller that collapsed into the unit. The damage is limited to a single unit and it looks like the press will be out of action for two weeks.

"Fortunately as a group, this kind of thing we can cope with - there won't be any production interruptions."

He added that Goss had responded promptly to the issue and already sent out a mechanical and an electrical engineer to start work on resolving problem.

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