Worker killed in machinery ‘accident’ at Tata steelworks in Port Talbot

Worker killed in machinery ‘accident’ at Tata steelworks in Port Talbot

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A STEELWORKER died in a machinery accident at Tata steelworks in Port Talbot today.

Emergency services and a hazardous area response team were called to the south Wales site before 2pm today but were unable to save the staff member.

Wales News Service

In April two workers were injured at the plant following an incident after several fires broke out when molten metal came into contact with cold water on a railway track[/caption]

Police described the accident as an “isolated incident” with no threat to the public.

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed the worker needed “urgent medical attention” following the accident.

A spokesman said: “We were called on Wednesday 25 September at approximately 1.58pm to reports of a person needing urgent medical attention after an accident with a machine at Tata Steelworks, Port Talbot.


“We responded with two ambulance officers, one emergency ambulance, two vehicles of our Hazardous Area Response Team and our crews were supported by the Wales Air Ambulance.”

Tata Steel confirmed the incident in a tweet and said a “full investigation” had been launched.

In April two workers were injured at the plant following an incident after several fires broke out when molten metal came into contact with cold water on a railway track.


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