Caterham staff hospitalised after fire at factory in UK

Formula One Testing Preparations, Jerez, Spain, Monday 27 January 2014.

Seven Caterham staff members have been hospitalised following a fire at the team’s Leafield factory late on Thursday.

The team confirmed that it was extinguished “very quickly” but the staff members were hospitalised for smoke inhalation.

“Six were released soon after and one kept in for observation, but he’s OK,” said Caterham.

“We know what caused it and steps have been taken to ensure we don’t see a repeat. The machinery was operational again within hours,” the team added. (GMM)

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