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Investigations continue into SSI accident

SSI on Teesside
Investigations will continue today after a workman was injured at steel works Credit: ITV

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.

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Teesside awarded millions by Government

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.

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Business Secretary visiting SSI plant

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.

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