Lancashire

Tyre explosion at Preston industrial unit kills man

A 35-year-old man has died after being injured when a heavy goods tyre exploded at a Lancashire industrial unit.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said the incident had taken place just after 10:00 GMT at Red Scar Tyres in Preston.

North West Ambulance Service said the man had been taken to the Royal Preston Hospital but later died.

A Health and Safety Executive investigation is taking place at the site in Longridge Road.

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