Editor, Safety & Health Practitioner

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Ian joined Informa (formerly UBM) in 2018 as the Editor of Safety & Health Practitioner. Ian studied journalism at university before spending seven years in online fantasy gaming.

Prior to moving to Informa, Ian worked in business to business trade print media, in the automotive sector. He was Online Editor and then moved on to be the Editor of two publications aimed at independent automotive technicians and parts distributors.

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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