Condolences: Michael Whinfrey

Michael Whinfrey from Wickersley died in an industrial explosion at the Sterecycle site on Sheffield Road, Rotherham.

The 42-year-old was airlifted to Leeds General Hospital following the explosion but died a short time later.

Michael leaves a widow and three daughters.

His best friend Peter Lindon Davis was also injured in the blast.

The men are understood to have become trapped when a pressure vessel blew up in the Sterecycle plant on Sheffield Road, between Tinsley and Templeborough.

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