Boss admits ‘lives were at risk’ during Stanton fire

Stanton fire

Stanton fire

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Lives were put at risk by the director of a recycling centre which caught fire and burned for almost two months.

The Arcwood Recycling blaze was so fierce it could be seen for miles and caused the deaths of thousands of fish.

Luke Barker, director of the firm in Low’s Lane, Stanton-by-Dale, pleaded guilty at Derby Crown Court to four safety failures which put people “at risk of death or serious injury.”


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