September 26, 2019

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Tata Steel: Contractor dies in machinery incident at steelworks

A worker has died after an incident involving machinery at Tata’s steelworks in Port Talbot.

Police and the Health & Safety Executive are investigating after a male contract worker was killed on Wednesday (25 September), in what has been described as an ‘isolated incident’.

It happened at about 14:00 and an air ambulance was on the scene shortly afterwards. A hazardous response area team was also in attendance.

South Wales Police released a statement from the scene, reassuring people that there was ‘no threat to the public’.

Tata Steel said that a ‘full investigation’ was underway and that its thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.

In a statement, local Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock described the deceased as a ‘young man’.

In April, two workers were injured at the Tata Steel plant following an explosion caused by a liquid iron spillage.

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