Woman burned in deli oven ‘blast’

A MOTHER suffered burns to her face and hands when she was injured in an oven “blast” at a deli.

Debbie Halls-Evans, aged 42, was injured in the blast at Delicieux in Moss Bank Way at 8.20am yesterday.

She was treated at hospital but is now recovering at home.

It is understood she was preparing food and opened the oven and to check it was warm and it blew out due to a fault.

It singed her hair and eyebrows, and caused superficial burns to her face, neck and hands.

The restaurant, formerly known as Zest Fine Foods, has only been open for 13 days.

But it has already been popular with customers, including actress Amy Nuttall who Tweeted about the “truly yummy” food.

Mrs Halls-Evans’ daughter Beth Halls, aged 21, said: “My mum does the cooking and she was just preparing the food when this happened.

“My sister rang me and she was in tears, and I got a lift there straight away as I was shaking and in no state to drive.

“She has been discharged from hospital now and needs to be monitored as she inhaled gas. She is in quite a lot of pain and her hair, eyebrows and nose hair has been singed.

“The oven has been removed and it was due to a fault. We have only been open 13 days, and my mum said it is our unlucky number.”

The deli was closed yesterday and is expected to reopen today. The police, fire service, ambulance, and National Grid all attended the incident.

A council spokesman said the environmental health team is investigating.

Richard Cort, a Bury-based businessman and landlord of the building, said: “There hasn’t been an explosion. The woman suffered singed hair, and some burns, which is why she had to be assessed.”

Mr Cort, who ran the Zest deli there until it closed last year, said National Grid inspectors and a plumber were satisfied the building was safe.

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10:03am Wed 16 Jan 13

oftbewildered2 says...

very sympathy with this lady and her family - what a terrible shock. When we had domestic science lessons we were taught never to open an oven door and look into it simultaneously - open door while standing aside, count to three and then look in. This implies no criticism of this lady - I am merely passing on what I was taught many years ago
very sympathy with this lady and her family - what a terrible shock. When we had domestic science lessons we were taught never to open an oven door and look into it simultaneously - open door while standing aside, count to three and then look in. This implies no criticism of this lady - I am merely passing on what I was taught many years ago oftbewildered2
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12:46pm Wed 16 Jan 13

MarkAllRead says...

How embarrasing. She'll be red-faced after that.
How embarrasing. She'll be red-faced after that. MarkAllRead
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1:33pm Wed 16 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

Ijust hope she is not red faced when gets her just desserts (pardon the pun).Occupational injuries such as this one deserve ample compensation,burns to the face,pain and suffering,mental trauma and yes embarrasment.Go for it Debbie,speedy recovery.Save me a piece of the pie.
Ijust hope she is not red faced when gets her just desserts (pardon the pun).Occupational injuries such as this one deserve ample compensation,burns to the face,pain and suffering,mental trauma and yes embarrasment.Go for it Debbie,speedy recovery.Save me a piece of the pie. boltonnut
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8:45pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Brit moaner says...

1:33pm Wed 16 Jan 13
boltonnut says...

Ijust hope she is not red faced when gets her just desserts (pardon the pun).Occupational injuries such as this one deserve ample compensation,burns to the face,pain and suffering,mental trauma and yes embarrasment.Go for it Debbie,speedy recovery.Save me a piece of the pie.
She must have done it for the compo eh!!!!!
1:33pm Wed 16 Jan 13 boltonnut says... Ijust hope she is not red faced when gets her just desserts (pardon the pun).Occupational injuries such as this one deserve ample compensation,burns to the face,pain and suffering,mental trauma and yes embarrasment.Go for it Debbie,speedy recovery.Save me a piece of the pie. She must have done it for the compo eh!!!!! Brit moaner
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