Man still in hospital after Raytheon blast

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THE condition of a man hurt in an explosion at a hi-tech Glenrothes plant has been described as “stable”.

Russell Brand is still at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital being treated for injuries he received in the incident, which happened on Monday, 5 December.

The 22 year-old and his workmate, Steven Delargey, were apparently examining electrical equipment at the Queensway Industrial Estate facility when the accident occured.

They were taken to Dunfermline’s Queen Margaret Hospital, before being transferred to specialist burns units in hospitals outwith Fife, but its is believed that Mr Delargey has now been discharged.

Both he and Mr Brand work for town company C&F Electrical, whose managing director, Bryan Carty, called the accident the “worst thing that’s happened to us in 35 years.”

Health and Safety Executive staff were called to Raytheon - whose 500 employees were evacuated during the incident -to probe what had happened..

A spokeswoman for the agency said this week: “The investigation into what happened is continuing.”

A Raytheon spokesman added: “We have nothing to add to the statement that was issued earlier at this stage.”