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Avonmouth explosion: hearts go out to families of Wessex Water members

03 Dec 2020
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A full and thorough investigation is essential at the appropriate time

GMB, the union for Wessex Water workers, has sent hopes and prayers to the colleagues and families of the four people killed in today’s explosion. 

The union is currently supporting all members and their families caught up in the tragedy. 

John Phillips, GMB Regional Secretary, said: 

“This is a terrible tragedy, and our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of those who have been injured or killed. 

“GMB will provide all necessary support to those members and their families affected by this incident. 

“This is another stark reminder of the absolute need to ensure people are able to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled.  

“Whilst the cause of this tragedy is not yet known, it is essential that a full and thorough investigation takes place at the appropriate time.” 

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