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.
The first slabs of steel are being loaded onto a ship bound for Thailand.
SSI bosses say it's 'another momentous day' for steel making on Teesside.
A ceremony is taking place to celebrate the first shipment of SSI steel from Teesside.
More than 48,000 tonnes of steel worth around $30 million (£18 million) is being exported to Thailand.
Preparations are underway at Tees Port as the first slabs of steel from the newly re-opened SSI blast furnace are loaded up to be shipped to Thailand.
More than 48,000 tonnes of steel has been produced, with around $30 million (£18 million pounds) worth being loaded now.
Engineering students at Redcar & Cleveland College say they feel 'more optimistic' about securing jobs in the area after SSI relit the blast furnace to restart steel making on Teesside.
The first steel to be produced in Redcar for two years has left the production line.
Workers at the SSI site looked on as it made its way across the floor. The slab will be made into a permanent memorial to recognise the people who fought to reopen the steelworks.
The first shipment of steel is expected to leave Teesside in the next three weeks.
The first slab of steel made on Teesside in more than two years is due to be produced today. The blast furnace in Redcar was re-lit on Sunday, after being mothballed in 2010.