Man killed in industrial accident at Tata steelworks in Port Talbot

Tata Steel confirm in statement that victim was contractor 

Adam Hale
Wednesday 25 September 2019 16:43
This is the second incident at the steelworks this year after two people suffered minor injuries in a series of explosions in April
This is the second incident at the steelworks this year after two people suffered minor injuries in a series of explosions in April

A worker has died in a machinery accident at the Tata steelworks in Port Talbot leading to an immediate investigation by the steel firm.

Emergency services including a hazardous area response team were called to the south Wales site shortly before 2pm on Wednesday where the worker required "urgent medical attention".

Police described the accident as an "isolated incident" with no threat to the public, but sources confirmed the casualty had died.

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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