A contractor at the SSI steel works on Teesside has been taken to hospital with leg injuries.
£1,400,000 will be awarded to Redcar's steel plant
Business Sectretary, Vince Cable, is visiting Teesside steel plant, SSI, to announce a grant supporting 1800 jobs.
Investigations will continue today after a workman was injured in an accident at the SSI steel plant in Redcar. The Great North Air Ambulance, police and fire were called to the plant yesterday afternoon after reports that a lorry driver had been hurt while cleaning his vehicle.
A contractor at the SSI steel works on Teesside has been taken to hospital with leg injuries. He was cleaning his vehicle at the site when the incident happened. He was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.
There are reports of a man trapped under a wagon at the SSI steel works on Teesside. Cleveland Police received an emergency call just after 1pm.
The Great North Air Ambulance has been called to the area.
A month after Redcar's blast furnace was relit, there's been another boost for steelmaking on Teesside.
The region has been awarded more than £7 million of Government funding - some of which will be put into the chemical industry at the nearby Wilton site.
Vince Cable MP visited the steelworks today and said the share at the blast furnace will go towards training staff and securing jobs.
The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, is visiting the SSI steel plant on Teesside today.
He's expected to announce a £1.4 million pound grant to support the company in training it's 1,800 employees.
The blast furnace at the Redcar plant was re-lit last month after being mothballed in 2010, with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs.
The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, is visiting the SSI steel plant on Teesside later today. He will announce a £1.4million pound grant which will be used to train 1,800 employees. The blast furnace was re-lit last month after being mothballed in 2010 with the loss of almost 1,000 jobs.
A ship carrying the first slabs of steel made on Teesside in two years set sail for the Far East this morning.
The vessel is transporting 48 thousand tonnes of steel to Thailand, where it will be sold at a price of around 30 million pounds.
The journey will take around four or five weeks.