Norfolk

Man suffers acid burns at Wissington sugar factory

A man has suffered acid burns in an incident at a sugar factory in Norfolk.

East Anglian Air Ambulance said it was called to the Wissington plant, near Downham Market,on Tuesday morning.

The man in his 40s suffered sulphuric acid burns to his neck, chest and hands, it added. He was taken to the Broomfield Hospital in Essex.

Paramedic Jemma Varela said the situation would have been far worse had the man not been wearing protective clothing.

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