Man critical after chemical spill in Wirral

A man has sufferd serious burns to his face in a chemical spill on Merseyside.

The 44-year-old was hurt in the incident at the premises of SAFC in Bromborough in Wirral shortly after 08:00 GMT.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Merseyside Police, North West Ambulance and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) all attended the spill, which has been contained.

A joint police and HSE investigation has been launched.

The man is an employee of SAFC which is said on its website to possess "laboratory and plant scale capabilities for over 100 highly speciailised chemicals" on Power Road premises.

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