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Tata Steel 'fully co-operating' with investigation

A spokesperson for Tata Steel in Port Talbot says the company is co-operating fully with an investigation by the South Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive.

We can confirm that an incident took place yesterday afternoon. One person was affected and taken to hospital. We are co-operating fully with the investigation.

– Robert Dangerfield, Tata Steel

Mr Dangerfield added that he could not comment on the circumstances of the incident due to the investigation.

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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.

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

Kevin Downey
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.

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