Tata Steel guilty plea

Tata Steel pleaded guilty to charges of failing to ensure the health and safety of employees after the death of one its employees in Neath Port Talbot. Kevin Downey, 49, died in an accident at the steelworks in 2006.

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Tata Steel fined £500,000 after death of employee

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Tata say that since his death they have taken measures to improve safety there. Credit: ITV News Wales

Tata Steel have been fined £500,000 following the death of employee Kevin Downey.

Mr Downey died in an accident at the steelworks in 2006. He'd fallen into a molten slag runner which had been left uncovered after cleaning.

Tata Steel pleaded guilty to charges of failing to ensure the health and safety of employees.

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Tata Steel plead guilty to health and safety charge over death of Kevin Downey

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Kevin Downey died in an accident at the Tata steelworks in 2006 Credit: ITV News Wales

Tata Steel have pleaded guilty to charges of failing to ensure the health and safety of employees after the death of one its staff in Neath Port Talbot.

Kevin Downey, 49, died in an accident at the steelworks in 2006.

Mr Downey fell into a molten slag runner which had been left uncovered after cleaning and later died from his injuries.

Tata say that since his death they have taken measures to improve safety there.