Worker injured in Port Talbot steelworks incident

Tata Steel in Port Talbot
Tata Steel in Port Talbot Photo: ITV News Wales

An investigation is underway after an incident at Tata's Port Talbot steelworks in the early hours of Tuesday morning. An ambulance was called just before 1:30 where the man was taken to Morriston hospital with cuts & superficial burns. He was working for the contractor Harsco.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service say that three appliances attended the incident at around 1am.

Tata Steel say the incident happened away from their main production areas and that essential operations are unaffected.

The works employs around 3,500 people producing 750,000 tonnes of steel every year. Tata Steel was formerly known as Corus before being taken over by the Indian based company in 2007. It is Europe's second biggest steel producer with sites across England and Wales. It employs more than 80,000 people worldwide.